Jerome was a strong, outspoken man. He had the virtues and the unpleasant fruits of being a fearless critic and all the usual moral problems of a man. He was, as someone has said, no admirer of moderation whether in virtue or against evil. He was swift to anger, but also swift to feel remorse, even more severe on his own shortcomings than on those of others. A pope is said to have remarked, on seeing a picture of Jerome striking his breast with a stone, “You do well to carry that stone, for without it the Church would never have canonized you” (Butler’s Lives of the Saints).
Matins: Inv. & Hymn as in the Ordinary and Psalter. Psalms as in the Psalter. 3 Nocturns. Nocturn I: Maccabees (Beginning of Esther is transferred), Nocturn II: Ambrose, Nocturn III: Luke 14 (C690). Te Deum is said.
Lauds & Hours: as in the Ordinary & Psalter, at Lauds commem. of St. Jerome (Table 8b) no Common Comemm. at Prime Dominical Preces are not said.
Vespers: all as in the Ordinary & Psalter, Commem. of St. Remigius (Table 7a) & St. Jerome (Table 8c). No Common Commem. Compline of the feria, no Dominical Preces.
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