Abbot and Doctor.

(1091-1153).

He is, non other than the founder, the admirable propagator and the most illustrious ornament of the Cistercian Order, the guide of the twelfth century, the promoter of the Second Crusade, a formidable controversialist, a fruitful ascetic writer and most devoted to the Mother of God.

V: Saint Bernard.
A: Pray for us.


Info of the Saint:

FeastAugust 20
Born1090
Fontaine-lès-Dijon,
France
Died20 Aug. 1153
(aged 63)
Clairvaux,
France
NationalityFrench
Canonization18 Jan. 1174,
Rome by Pope
Alexander III
PatronageCistercians,
Burgundy,
beekeepers,
candlemakers,
Gibraltar.

Quote from the Saint:

“There is then an upward as well as a downward road — a road to good and a road to evil. Avoid the evil and choose the good. If you cannot do this by yourself, pray with the prophet and in his words: Remove from me the way of iniquity.”

– Saint Bernard of Clairvaux

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