Feb. 8: ST. JEROME EMILIANI. “Place your trust in God alone.”

Feb. 8 ST. JEROME EMILIANI Born in Venice. Converted to Christianity after a rather dissolute youth, St. Jerome (1486-1537)  dedicated himself to the service of the poor, the sick, and abandoned children. He founded a congregation (Somaschi) which looked after the education of children, especially orphans. He died of the plague while serving the afflicted….