Bernard of Clairvaux , O. He was sent to found a new abbey at an isolated clearing in a glen known as the Val d'Absinthe , about 15 kilometres 9. There Bernard preached an immediate faith, in which the intercessor was the Virgin Mary. Bernard set out to convince these other regions to rally behind Innocent.
Ten Marian Facts about St. Bernard of Clairvaux
Of Mary's Virginity and Humility - Reformation21 Blog
You do a nice job here drawing on the themes that we talked about in class, and in particular placing Bernard's homilies in the context of what we said about the Cistercians as an order. Was there anything in the homilies that you saw that we did not talk about that you think deserves further attention? Are you persuaded that it is Mary's humility that matters most to Bernard? What do we do with the fact that Bernard seems to be as you note talking most about the pride of monks in invoking Mary as a model for his readers?
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In Part II, St Bernard imagines what Mary must have been thinking when the angel greeted her and told her the Lord was with her and she would conceive. The angel awaits your reply, for it is time that he should return to God, Who sent him. We, too, are waiting, O Lady, for a word of mercy—we, who are groaning under the sentence of condemnation. See, the price of our salvation is offered to you; if you consent, we shall at once be delivered.
Growing up my family had a St. Bernard dog. That dog breed did not receive its namesake from St. Bernard of Clairvaux.