Ignorance of the Scriptures is ignorance of Christ.

— St. Jerome

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Be at peace with your own soul, then heaven and earth will be at peace with you.

182

It is our part to seek, His to grant what we ask;

ours to make a beginning, His to bring it to completion; ours to offer what we can, His to finish what we cannot.

129

Be ever engaged, so that whenever the devil calls he may find you occupied.

128

A friend is long sought, hardly found, and with difficulty kept.

126

Woman is the gate of the devil, the road to iniquity, the sting of the scorpion, in a word, a dangerous species.

119

The Church was founded upon Peter: although elsewhere the same is attributed to all the Apostles, and they all receive the keys of the kingdom of heaven, the strength of the Church depends upon them all alike, yet one among the twelve is chosen so that when a head has been appointed, there may be no occasion for schism.

108

If Christ did not want to dismiss the Jews without food in the desert for fear that they would collapse on the way, it was to teach us that it is dangerous to try to get to heaven without the Bread of Heaven.

105

So valuable to heaven is the dignity of the human soul that every member of the human race has a guardian angel from the moment the person begins to be.

95

When the stomach is full, it is easy to talk of fasting.

64

Without doubt, the Lord grants all favors which are asked of Him in Mass, provided they be fitting for us.

54

If then you remain constant in faith in the face of trial, the Lord will give you peace and rest for a time in this world, and forever in the next.

49

Early impressions are hard to eradicate from the mind.

When once wool has been dyed purple, who can restore it to its previous whiteness?

49

About St. Jerome

Quotes 136 sayings
Nationality Saint
Profession Saint
Birthday October 16

Even while living in the world, the heart of Mary was so filled with motherly tenderness and compassion for men that no-one ever suffered so much for their own pains, as Mary suffered for the pains of her children.

49

The fact is that my native land is a prey to barbarism, that in it men's only God is their belly, that they live only for the present, and that the richer a man is the holier he is held to be.

37

True friendship ought never to conceal what it thinks.

37

The friendship that can cease has never been real.

34

And as regards Adam and Eve we must maintain that before the fall they were virgins in Paradise: but after they sinned, and were cast out of Paradise, they were immediately married.

31

A fat stomach never breeds fine thoughts.

30

The Church of Christ has been founded by shedding its own blood, not that of others; by enduring outrage, not by inflicting it. Persecutions have made it grow; martyrdoms have crowned it.

26

When I could not see the light with my blind eyes, I blamed not my eyes, but the sun.

25

Love is not to be purchased, and affection has no price.

23

Do not let your deeds belie your words, lest when you speak in church someone may say to himself, "Why do you not practice what you preach?

22

Martyrdom does not consist only in dying for one's faith.

Martyrdom also consists in serving God with love and purity of heart every day of one's life

21

The best advice that I can give you is this.

Church-traditions — especially when they do not run counter to the faith — are to be observed in the form in which previous generations have handed them down; and the use of one church is not to be annulled because it is contrary to that of another.

19

Avoid, as you would the plague, a clergyman who is also a man of business.

19

Endeavor to have always in your hand a pious book, that with this shield you may defend yourself against bad thoughts.

18

Virginity can be lost by a thought.

18

Others drink for sterility and commit murder on the human not yet sown.

Some when they sense that they have conceived by sin, consider the poisons for abortion, and frequently die themselves along with it, and go to Hell guilty of three crimes: murdering themselves, committing adultery against Christ, and murder against their unborn child.

17

The line, often adopted by strong men in controversy, of justifying the means by the end.

16

No one cares to speak to an unwilling listener.

An arrow never lodges in a stone: often it recoils upon the shooter of it.

16

Shun, as you would the plague, a cleric who from being poor has become wealthy, or who, from being nobody has become a celebrity.

16

Haste is of the Devil.

14

Everything has its drawbacks, as the man said when his mother-in-law died, and they came down upon him for the funeral expenses.

13

No created mind, no created heart, no human force is capable of knowing how much love the Heart of Mary had for the Lord.

12

Catch, then, O catch the transient hour; Improve each moment as it flies!

11

An ethic is not an ethic, and a value not a value without somesacrifice for it.

Something given up, something not gained.

11

Vanity is truly the motive power that moves humanity, and it is flattery that greases the wheels.

10

Begin to be now what you will be hereafter.

10

For all riches come from iniquity, and unless one were to lose another could not gain. Hence the common adage seems to me to be very true: The rich man is unjust or the heir of an unjust one.

10

If there is but little water in the stream, it is the fault, not of the channel, but of the source.

10

Honest speech does not seek secret places.

9

Let your daughter have first of all the book of Psalms for holiness of heart, and be instructed in the Proverbs of Solomon for her godly life.

9

Either we must speak as we dress, or dress as we speak.

Why do we profess one thing and display another? The tongue talks of chastity, but the whole body reveals impurity.

9

To saints their very slumber is a prayer.

8

Do not marvel at the novelty of the thing, if a Virgin gives birth to God.

7

Marriage fills the Earth, virginity Heaven.

7

A man who is well grounded in the testimonies of the Scripture is the bulwark of the Church.

7

Time would fail me were I to try to lay before you in order all the passages in the Holy Scriptures which relate to the efficacy of baptism or to explain the mysterious doctrine of that second birth which though it is our second is yet our first in Christ.

6

Neither Britain, a land fertile in tyrants, nor the people of Ireland, knew Moses and the prophets.

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