Wednesday, March 26, 2014

St. Jerome in Washington

A while back, I noticed this statue

of St. Jerome outside the Croatian Embassy on Massachusetts Avenue NW. It identifies him as "St. Jerome the Priest" and "Greatest Doctor of the Church". But apparently it is not clear whether St. Jerome's birthplace was within the borders of modern Croatia or of modern Slovenia.

And last month on Columbia Road, NW, I noticed on a van a sticker I had never seen before, the small blue sticker in the lower right corner of the left window:

"Veritas vos Liberabit", John 8:32 as St. Jerome rendered it in the Vulgate.

1 comment:

  1. That's one of my favorite statues; I checked it out again last weekend in anticipation of shooting it with my antique camera. The sculptor chose a wonderfully unexpected approach to depicting a saint and doctor of the church.