Bethlehem, Palestine. Chapel of the Holy Innocents.
This altar commemorates the angelic warning that prompted Saint Joseph to take Mary and Jesus to Egypt to escape Herod's slaying of the Holy Innocents. Jerome is said to have excavated a small passageway connecting this area with the Cave of the Nativity. The bones of the martyred children are buried in the walls of the cave.
The Cave of Saint Jerome is located beneath the Church of Saint Catherine, a lovely church built on the site of a Crusader chapel.
Immediately opposite the Holy Innocents, there is a tomb area that holds the remains of St. Eusebius, and St. Jerome, the same St. Jerome who translate the Bible into Latin, and it is his Vulgate that has been the most commonly used translation in history.