Today is the feast day of St Jerome who retired to the desert to lead a life of prayer & penance, and befriended a lion by removing a thorn from its paw. This tempera & oil painting on panel from the circle of Giovanni Bellini, on display in Gallery 43, shows the saint reading in a rocky wilderness (with the lion behind the rocks). In the background is a landscape typical of the northern Veneto. Devotional images were often given specific local settings to help with prayer and meditation.
Saint of the Day – September 30 – St Jerome (C 347-420 aged c73) Priest, Confessor, Theologian, Historian and Doctor of the Church – Patron of archeologists; archivists; Bible scholars; librarians; libraries; school children; students; translators #pinterest #tjerome He was the son of Eusebius, born at Stridon, a village near Emona on the border of
Our Morning Offering – August 14 #pinterest #stmaximilliankolbe Almighty and Eternal God, You gave us in the person of St. Maximilian an example of true devotion to the Immaculate Mother of our Saviour and of unselfish love for our neighbour........
|St Gerard Majella – Patron of The Falsely Accused – October 16 #pinterest At age of 27, Majella became the subject of a malicious rumor. An acquaintance named Neria accused him of having had relations with a young woman. When confronted by Alphonsus Liguori, the founder, regarding the accusations, the young lay brother remained silent. The girl later recanted and cleared his name. Some of Majella’s.............. Awestruck