Thursday, June 17, 2004


Blog Photo

I have a confession to make. That's not really Michael Gilleland in the blog photograph. It's part of Giovanni Bellini's late 15th century painting of St. Jerome Reading in the Countryside. Bellini painted another evocative picture of St. Jerome Reading.

If there were a patron saint of curmudgeons, St. Jerome would be chosen for the honor. It was E.K. Rand's chapter on "St. Jerome the Humanist" in Founders of the Middle Ages (1928) that first got me interested in this irascible, learned saint.

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