the light of the Word

St Jerome by Caravaggio

O Lord,
you have given us your word
for a light to shine upon our path;
grant us so to meditate on that word,
and follow its teaching,
that we may find in it the light
that shines more and more
until the perfect day.

St Jerome, 347-420, translator of the Latin Vulgate
educated at Rome, settled in Bethlehem


Take no part in the unfruitful works of darkness, but instead expose them.
For it is shameful even to speak of the things that they do in secret.
But when anything is exposed by the light, it becomes visible,
for anything that becomes visible is light.

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