New Catholic Dictionary – Saint Eustochium Julia

[Saint Eustochium]
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Virgin, born Rome, Italy, c.368; died Bethlehem, 420. She was the daughter of the Roman senator Toxotius and his wife Saint Paula, with whom she, founded the monastic center at Bethlehem under the direction of Saint Jerome. She was learned in Latin, Greek, and Hebrew, and many of Saint Jerome’s biblical commentaries owe their existence to her influence. She succeeded her mother as abbess of the nunneries founded by them. Feast, 28 September.

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  • “Saint Eustochium Julia”. New Catholic Dictionary. Saints.SQPN.com. 10 September 2013. Web. 29 August 2014. <>