Monthly Archives: March 2011

The Letter of St. Jerome To The Virgins of Æmona

Letter XI. To the Virgins of Æmona. Æmona was a Roman colony not far from Stridon, Jerome’s birthplace. The virgins to whom the note is addressed had omitted to answer his letters, and he now writes to upbraid them for … Continue reading

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The Letter of St. Jerome To Paul, an Old Man of Concordia

Letter X. To Paul, an Old Man of Concordia. Jerome writes to Paul of Concordia, a centenarian (§2), and the owner of a good theological library (§3), to lend him some commentaries. In return he sends him his life (newly … Continue reading

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The Letter of St. Jerome To Chrysogonus, a Monk of Aquileia

Letter IX. To Chrysogonus, a Monk of Aquileia. A bantering letter to an indifferent correspondent. Of the same date as the preceding. Heliodorus,125 who is so dear to us both, and who loves you with an affection no less deep … Continue reading

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The Letter of St. Jerome To Niceas, Sub-Deacon of Aquileia

Letter VIII. To Niceas, Sub-Deacon of Aquileia. Niceas, the sub-deacon, had accompanied Jerome to the East but had now returned home. In after-years he became bishop of Aquileia in succession to Chromatius. The date of the letter is 374 A.D. … Continue reading

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The Letter of St. Jerome To To Chromatius, Jovinus, and Eusebius

Letter VII. To Chromatius, Jovinus, and Eusebius.91 This letter (written like the preceding in 374 a.d.) is addressed by Jerome to three of his former companions in the religious life. It commends Bonosus (§3), asks guidance for the writer’s sister … Continue reading

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