LIFE OF SAINT JEROME EMILIANI SOMASCAN FATHERS

JEROME WAS BORN IN

VENICE, ITALY IN 1486

St. Jerome was born in Venice in 1486, of the patrician Emiliani (Miani) family. The Mianis belonged to the Grand Council and, in their history, they could number people who had given important services to the Republic. Moreover, Jerome was related, through his mother, to the illustrious Morsosini family

“WHEN IT PLEASED GOD TO

MOVE HIS HEART...”

In the meantime, a deep spiritual transformation was taking place in Jerome's soul. We cannot say exactly when this transformation occurred, but it must have been about 1525. Neither can we establish what event determined it. A very close friend of his, whose name remains unknown, gave us this information in a biography he wrote soon after Jerome’s death. He started his story with these words: “When it pleased God to move his heart and by holy inspiration draw him from worldly occupations to himself….”
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LIFE OF SAINT JEROME EMILIANI SOMASCAN FATHERS

JEROME WAS BORN IN VENICE, ITALY IN 1486

St. Jerome was born in Venice in 1486, of the patrician Emiliani (Miani) family. The Mianis belonged to the Grand Council and, in their history, they could number people who had given important services to the Republic. Moreover, Jerome was related, through his mother, to the illustrious Morsosini family

“WHEN IT PLEASED GOD TO MOVE HIS HEART...”

In the meantime, a deep spiritual transformation was taking place in Jerome's soul. We cannot say exactly when this transformation occurred, but it must have been about 1525. Neither can we establish what event determined it. A very close friend of his, whose name remains unknown, gave us this information in a biography he wrote soon after Jerome’s death. He started his story with these words: “When it pleased God to move his heart and by holy inspiration draw him from worldly occupations to himself….” 
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