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“...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….” ”Our goal is God, source of every good, in whom alone - as we say in our prayer - we must have confidence and not in others. Our benign Lord has wanted so in order to increase in you the faith, without which - as the evangelist says - Christ cannot perform many miracles, and to answer your holy prayer to Him. He also wants to make use of you, who are poor, troubled, afflicted, wearied, despised by all, and even abandoned by the physical presence, but not by the heart of your poor and so loved and dear father.” Second letter of St.Jerome Emiiani ”He would exhort everyone to follow the way of the Crucified, to hold the world in contempt, to love each other, to take care of the poor, saying that whosoever did those deeds would never be forsaken by God”, from life of St.Jerome, Anonymous.
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Saint Jerome Emiliani (1486-1537) - Universal Patron Saint of the the Orphans

Father of the Fatherless

“Jerome’s attention was directed particularly to the fate of boys and girls who were either orphaned or without a family. He not only took them into the hospital, but he also began to search for them throughout the city...”
On the night between September 26 and 27, Jerome lives an experience of an extraordinary intensity. In a blinding glare, he sees a Woman dressed in white smile at him, hand to him the keys of the door of the tower, and invite him to go out. As if drawn by a supernatural force, Jerome stands up and walks out of the fortress. There is the encampment of the French army that needs to be crossed. Again, Jerome invokes Mary and the Lady in white appears anew. She invites him to walk through the soldiers’ tents which are easily passed, and leads him unhurt, hands in hand, till the walls of the city of Treviso.  
Jerome’s associates and friends were well aware of his life of  penance: poor food, fasting, and mortifications.
Jerome died on the night between the 7th and the 8th of February, 1537. His final words were, “Jesus! Mary!” His body had lain in state for 8 days. His friends came to see him from everywhere. Crowds of poor and sick people mourned him, Many miracles of healing took place before his coffin.
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ST.JEROME EMILIANI SOMASCAN FATHERS
“...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….” ”Our goal is God, source of every good, in whom alone - as we say in our prayer - we must have confidence and not in others. Our benign Lord has wanted so in order to increase in you the faith, without which - as the evangelist says - Christ cannot perform many miracles, and to answer your holy prayer to Him. He also wants to make use of you, who are poor, troubled, afflicted, wearied, despised by all, and even abandoned by the physical presence, but not by the heart of your poor and so loved and dear father.” Second letter of St.Jerome Emiiani ”He would exhort everyone to follow the way of the Crucified, to hold the world in contempt, to love each other, to take care of the poor, saying that whosoever did those deeds would never be forsaken by God”, from life of St.Jerome, Anonymous.
Conversion to Christ Crucified
Trusting the Provident Father
Sacrifices for the Kingdom of God
Saint Jerome Emiliani (1486-1537) Universal Patron Saint of the the Orphans

Father of the

Fatherless

“Jerome’s attention was directed particularly to the fate of boys and girls who were either orphaned or without a family. He not only took them into the hospital, but he also began to search for them throughout the city...”
On the night between September 26 and 27, Jerome lives an experience of an extraordinary intensity. In a blinding glare, he sees a Woman dressed in white smile at him, hand to him the keys of the door of the tower, and invite him to go out. As if drawn by a supernatural force, Jerome stands up and walks out of the fortress. There is the encampment of the French army that needs to be crossed. Again, Jerome invokes Mary and the Lady in white appears anew. She invites him to walk through the soldiers’ tents which are easily passed, and leads him unhurt, hands in hand, till the walls of the city of Treviso.  
Jerome’s associates and friends were well aware of his life of  penance: poor food, fasting, and mortifications.
Jerome died on the night between the 7th and the 8th of February, 1537. His final words were, “Jesus! Mary!” His body had lain in state for 8 days. His friends came to see him from everywhere. Crowds of poor and sick people mourned him, Many miracles of healing took place before his coffin.
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