I received word that my Patron Saint for 2013 is Saint Jerome. (For those who want to learn more about this awesome devotion, please click here.)
I admit that I was surprised that Saint Jerome chose to be my spiritual friend for this year. I knew little about him, except the fact that he wrote the Vulgate. The first thing I did was look him up on the Internet and download a few of his works to my Kindle (Again, the greatest invention since the printing press). I am excited to learn more about him and develop a relationship that will hopefully jump start a new phase in my spiritual life, which seems to be lacking in many areas.
One thing that I have learned is that Saint Jerome had many friends who were women within his inner circle. One of his closest friends, Saint Paula, assisted him with the his work on the Vulgate. I am looking forward to learn more about his life and his works.
Saint Jerome, pray for us!