The Feast of St. Jerome

Colantonio
St. Jerome and the Lion (detail)
c. 1445
Museo di Capodimonte, Naples

St. Jerome is the patron Saint of scholars and librarians. He is responsible for translating the Bible into Latin. There is a medieval story that he took a thorn from a lions paw. The red hat indicates that he is a cardinal (although he might not have been). There is often an owl in his paintings indicating wisdom.

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