On Asceticism Within the Church

Blessed Jerome ca. 347-420

To be as the martyrs, or as the apostles, or as Christ, involves a hard struggle, but brings with it a great reward. All such efforts are only of use when they are made within the church’s pale; we must celebrate the passover in the one house, Exo. 12:46 we must enter the ark with Noah, 1 Pet. 3:20-21 we must take refuge from the fall of Jericho with the justified harlot, Rahab. James 2:25 (Letter 22.38)


  1. This is a beautiful painting of St. Jerome, one I am not familiar with. Who is the artist, please, and when was it painted? Thanks.

  2. Greetings Polly,

    I’m not sure. Honestly, I just searched on google images. Thanks for visiting the site!


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