Biography of San Jerónimo (347-420)

Father of the Church, writer of Latin language, and Holy. He/She was born at Stridon (Dalmatia), towards the year 347 and died in Bethlehem. He/She studied in Rome with the Grammarian Elio Donato. After his baptism, and after a brief stay in Aquileia, he/she lived in the East where he/she learned the Greek language and spent three years of eremitical life in the Syrian desert. In the 382 moved to Rome, served as Secretary to pope Damasus and oriented towards the ascetic ideal several Roman nobles. Near Bethlehem, founded a monastery, where he/she lived until his death, dedicated to philology and exegesis of Holy Scripture.

In its wide production is the Latin translation of the old testament made directly from Hebrew and not the Greek version as it had been doing until then. That translation was accepted by the Church and is known as the Vulgate. In his original works of dogmatic or controversial character, Jeronimo advocated an ideal of severe asceticism, despising marriage and the worldly life, in favour of virginity and the monastic life. Contains special interest their correspondence, which together with the Cicero, is one of the most important of Latin literature. Jerome also wrote a work entitled De Illustribus de, which is a collection of 133 biographies of Christian writers from San Pedro to the author.