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.
Authors: Peter J Allen and Chas Saunders
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Location : Worldwide Christianity
Gender : Male
Type : Saint or Sage
Celebration or Feast Day : August 20th
Birth and Death Dates : 1091-1153
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : None known
Popularity index : 135
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