Patron Saint of Gibraltar and Bee Keepers
Cisterian Abbot, theologian and mystic.
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
References: Coming soon.
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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 : 102
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