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St BERNARD-OF-CLAIRVAUX

Christian Saint

Also known as BERNARD OF CLAIRVEAUX

Patron Saint of Gibraltar and Bee Keepers

Cisterian Abbot, theologian and mystic.

He promoted the Second Crusade and was firmly against the goings-on of Abelard.

Nevertheless his way with words earned him nicknames like ‘Doctor Mellifluous the Honey Sweet Teacher.’

He must have been fascinated by the Old Testament’s somewhat pseudo-erotic Song Of Songs (aka Canticle of Canticles) — he wrote eighty-six sermons on the subject. Ahem.

St BERNARD-OF-CLAIRVAUX FACTS AND FIGURES

Name : BERNARD-OF-CLAIRVAUX
Location : Worldwide Christianity
Gender : Male
Type : saint
In charge of :
Celebration or Feast Day : August 20th
Birth and Death Dates : 1091-1153
Good/Evil Rating : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : BERNARD OF CLAIRVEAUX
Popularity index : 35

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Article last updated on 15 December 2013 by the Godchecker Team.

Editors: Peter J Allen, Chas Saunders

References: Coming soon.

Cite this article:

Saunders, Chas, and Peter J. Allen, eds. "BERNARD-OF-CLAIRVAUX: Saint from Christian mythology." Godchecker. Godchecker/CID, 15 Dec. 2013. Web. 30 July 2014.

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