"Horror ubique animos, simul ipsa silentia terrent"
'Horror everywhere in my mind, the silences themselves scare me’
Saint-Jerome the Hermit, patron saint of Translators, Scribes and Writers.
- Common attributes: Book, lion, skull, cardinal’s hat, withered old man
- Occasional attributes: Cardinal’s robes, crucifix, rock
- Patron saint of: Translators, archivists, librarians, libraries, students and school children
- Patron of places: Saint-Jérôme (Quebec)
- Feast day: Sept 30 (June 15)
- Most often depicted: In the wilderness contemplating death or Christ, writing in a book, hitting himself in the chest with a rock, having an angel blow a trumpet in his face, receiving his last communion before death
- Relics: Santa Maria Maggiore, in Rome
"As a student in Rome, he engaged in the superficial escapades and wanton behaviour of students there, which he indulged in quite casually but for which he suffered terrible bouts of repentance afterwards. To appease his conscience, he would visit on Sundays the sepulchers of the martyrs and the Apostles in the catacombs. This experience would remind him of the terrors of hell.”