What? That's a kitty kat in the picture.
He was a volatile man - irascible - which is why he did a lot of penance. Imagine if he had a blog ... he'd be Mark Shea.
Evidently he liked to take his clothes off too - because he is often shown naked. So gross.
Jerome reading 'Penance For Dummies':
"First: take all your clothes off.
Then take a stone
and pound it against your chest,
until you see blood.
Repeat as often as necessary,
especially after telling off
people who disagree with you."
Anyway - my favorite quote from St. Jerome:
"He who clings to the Chair of Peter is accepted by me."Works for me.