St. Jerome’s prayer to St. Paula, the scion of an ancient noble family of Rome

February 13, 2014

Saint Jerome, Saint Paula, and Saint Eustochium, by Francisco de Zurbarán

Saint Jerome, Saint Paula, and Saint Eustochium, by Francisco de Zurbarán

St. Jerome had taught St. Paula to love God from her childhood, and watched over her as she grew up. At an early age God took her to Himself.

St. Paula

St. Jerome grieved over her; but knowing how innocently she had lived, he was sure she was already in Paradise. “O dear Saint Paula,” he prayed, “help me now by your prayers, and do not forget me, who taught you to live for God and Heaven. Your faith and your piety have already placed you in the bosom of God, and I know He cannot now refuse to hear you. Oh, then, my child, pray, pray for me.”

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Rev. D. Chisholm, The Catechism in Examples (London: R & T Washbourne, Ltd., 1919), 285.

Short Stories on Honor, Chivalry, and the World of Nobility—no. 359

 

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