"You will be a better mom because you are a theologian, and a better theologian because you are a mom."

Is it true? In this blog, I explore the interplay and intersection of motherhood and theologianhood.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Sts. Eustochium and Paula

St. Paula and St. Eustochium assisted Jerome in the translating for the Vulgate (Latin) bible. St. Paula (at right) was a widow at the time she and her daughter Eustochium moved to Bethlehem. Along with Jerome, they worked in caves adjacent to the cave of the Nativity in Bethlehem. Jerome seems to have had great respect for their ability with languages; I have a theory that their role in the translation has historically been downplayed. The mosaic image above is from the cave in Bethlehem at the Church of the Nativity where they worked. St. Paula is another excellent model of a Theologian Mom. In her case, she was united with her daughter in doing God's work.

1 comment:

Clara said...

I had never even heard of these saints. That's cool. Thank you!