Thursday, September 16, 2010
Pope Benedict XV
The Spirit, the Paraclete, enriched the human race with the sacred Letters in order to instruct it in the things of God. And in his great providence, he also raised up very holy and learned people over the centuries not only to prevent this heaven-sent treasure form remaining fruitless, but also to provide for the faithful plentiful "consolation from Scripture" (Rom 15:4). All agree that St. Jerome rightly holds the first place among them. The Catholic Church recognizes him and honors him as the 'Greatest Doctor" given by God for the explanation of the Sacred Scriptures.