The campus ministry at my college holds a week long busy persons retreat at the end of January as a way to give spiritual direction to catholic college students for about a half an hour from Monday to Thursday. The spiritual directors are usually religious sisters from different religious orders around the area. Anyway, I attended this thing 2 years ago, and a seemingly nice and gentle sister asked me if she could be my director. I agreed and signed the consent form.
During day two of this retreat, we were going over a scriptural passage, and the sister commented on how God is like a caring Mother. I was a little startled and dumbfounded when I heard her said that and said to her “Wait, God is our Mother? I’ve always been taught that God was our Father.” Then said she said something along the lines of "Well, that’s correct. However, I prefer to call God our Mother because, I read a book that said the original Hebrew Version of the Old Testament referred to God as ‘She’. And, when Saint Jerome translated the OT from Hebrew to Latin, he changed the pronouns directed toward God from feminine to masculine.
Now, my question is did Saint Jerome really changed the God pronouns from female to male is it historically incorrect?