Friday, September 30, 2011

Happy Name Day, Jeroným! Všechno nejlepší k svátku!

Today we honor Jeroným.  Happy name day, Jeroným!
Jeroným is the Czech form of Jerome, which is of Greek origin and means "sacred name".

St. Jerome (4th century) was a scholar who prepared the Latin Vulgate, the standard accepted text of the Bible in the common language of the time.  He is often portrayed with a lion from the legend that he removed a thorn from the lion's pad and won the beast's lifelong loyalty.

 Painting by Niccolò Antonio Colantonio, showing St. Jerome's removal of a thorn from the lion's paw