St. Jerome, Doctor and Curmudgeon

I’ve had a soft spot for St. Jerome ever since I heard on a radio show that he was a pretty crabby guy.

caravaggio_st-jerome-writing-smWe cranky people have to stick together.

I know that Franciscans are known for being joyful, but I have this tendency to be pessimistic, critical and snarky–and even harder on myself than I am on others.

Evidently, I’m in good company.

St. Jerome is proof that by cooperating with Grace, even grumpy, snarky people can become saints.

There’s hope for me yet.

You can learn about St. Jerome by listening to this short audio biography from Franciscan Media, or read his biography here.

Apparently, he’d have been a more-than-worthy Jeopardy opponent too.

Art: Caravaggio – San Gerolamo” by CaravaggioOwn work. Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons.