Hand carved in Maple wood and hand painted by professional artists. Made in Italy. St Jerome Emiliani Figurine is available in various sizes, please do not hesitate to contact us at email@example.com for more information.
Feastday: February 8th
Symbols and Imagery: shown as a monk with books and cross.
Patron Saint of orphans and abandoned children
Born in 1481, Jerome was the son of Angelo Emiliani. Jerome was in the military and was taken prisoner, he then made a pilgrimage to the shrine of Our Lady of Treviso. He visited many sick in the hospitals, while also committing a lot of his time to the study of theology. During the Plague, Jerome took special care of the orphans. He built orphanages and founded a religious society called Somasca. He eventually died of the plague at the age of 57.