It may be on a short notice, but worth of a try. Today is Saint Jerome’s day, for Dalmatia much more than ordinary Catholic holiday. Saint Jerome is a protector of Dalmatia, known as the first who translated Bible in Latin. In Split and its region, however, he is even more famous for his alleged saying “Forgive me Lord, for being a Dalmatian”.
In Split, Saint Jerome is honoured in a small church on southern slopes of Marjan Hill, one of the most beautiful in a string of Marjan’s spiritual circle. Those who like to hike, ride a bike or jog on Marjan, probably know that the most spectacular view can be seen from there, but trust us, it’s worth of going there. This is what it looked like this morning.
Now we are coming to a short notice. Saint Jerome’s church is rarely open, but today there is an opportunity to see it inside. A holly mass will be held there today, September 30, at 4 pm. There is plenty of time to reach it, here is the route, nice walk from Riva. Cars are not allowed to go to Marjan. If you prefer not to walk, bus departs in front of Saint Francis church on Riva, at 3 pm.