The Lion of Bethlehem A Story of Saint Jerome
Saint Jerome was born around 347 A.D in a province of the Roman Empire. He received a good education, and he was an excellent student. One day, he had a vision where he seemed to hear the voice of Jesus say, “You are a follower of Cicero—not of Christ.” After this vision, he devoted himself to prayer and studying the Bible. Jerome devoted 20 years of his life to translating the entire Bible into the everyday Latin of the people. He also wrote commentaries on the books of the Bible. Reading this story can encourage us to follow in the footsteps of Saint Jerome, who pursued holiness, studied the Bible, and helped others to gain a better understanding of the Bible.
Author Brother Roberto, C.S.C.
In the Footsteps of the Saints Level 3
In the Footsteps of the Saints is a series of leveled readers originally published by the Brothers of the Holy Cross and brought back to print by Mary's Books Publishing. These stories bring to life the stories of many saints and models of the faith. It is so important for children (and all of us) to learn about lives rooted in virtue. These beautifully written books touch the hearts of those young and old. In addition to independent reading these stories make for wonderful bedtime or family reading.
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