St. Jerome was born in 347 to a rich, non-Christian family. He studied in Rome to become a lawyer. He was baptized in 365, and began to study theology after he truly converted. Becoming a monk, he lived as a hermit in the desert. He became a priest and then secretary to Pope Damasus I, who had him revise the Latin text of the Bible. He died in 419. This saint is a doctor of the church and a father of the church. St. Jerome is patron saint of librarians, students and translators.