Saint Bernard

Saint Bernard

Saint Mellifluous
Patron of Saint Bernard Parish
Protects people from saying harsh words
Feast Day: August 20

Bernard’s story took place long ago. Bernard was born in France in the year 1090. Bernard’s mother died when he was still a teenager and Bernard had some troublesome years thereafter. Eventually, Bernard became a Cistercian monk, which was a primitive order of the Benedictine monks. He lived such a meager and poverty-filled existence that he began to lose followers because others could not follow his rigid example of complete selflessness. Bernard wrote a very popular classic story and masterpiece, De deligendo Deo (“On the Love of God”) and was declared to be a Doctor of the Church. Bernard was actually nicknamed Doctor “Mellifluous,” which means “filled with sweetness like honey.” This is probably why a beehive is an emblem associated with Saint Bernard. Pray to Saint Bernard when there is disharmony and you are tempted to say bitter words out of anger. Saint Bernard will help you hold your tongue by reminding you that “more flies are killed with honey than with vinegar!” © 1999

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