Pope and Confessor

“The Virgin Doctor of the Virgin Church”, as Saint Jerome calls him, was Spanish; he ruled the Church for seventeen years in the fourth century. He entrusted to Saint Jerome the Latin version of the Sacred Scriptures, fought heresies and confirmed the Second Ecumenical Council of Constantinople; he erected the Basilica of San Lorenzo; he wrote elegant verses on the tombs of the martyrs; he commanded that at the end of the Psalms it be said: “Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit,” and he introduced the singing of the Alleluia into the Roman Liturgy.

V/. St. Damasus.
R/. Pray for us.