#379 – A History of the Catholic Church – The Holy Women of Rome

Saint Jerome takes advantage of his time in Rome to promote the consecrated life, especially among Rome’s upper class. These women: Marcella, Paula, Lea, Eustochium and Blaesilla – will, in turn, play a major role in the history of the Church. However, Jerome will also find himself caught in the ecclesiastical politics of Rome, much to his detriment.

Painting of Saint Jerome with Saints Paula and Eustochium by Francisco de Zurbarán

Jerome’s letter on Marcella

Jerome’s letter on Paula the Elder

Jerome’s letter to Eustochium on virginity

Jerome’s letter to Laeta about her daughter Paula

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#379 – A History of the Catholic Church – The Holy Women of Rome


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