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St. Bernard Was Not A Dog

Bernard of Clairvaux was sainted because he loved Jesus, but everyone who follows Jesus is a saint, too. How can you tell? They are completely taken by Him, they do what He says because they love Him and they are thankful— 105 more words

On the Different Ways in which the Holy Ghost Is Communicated

* Taken from St. Bernard’s Sermons for the Seasons & Principal Festivals of the Year: Translated from the Original Latin by a Priest of Mount Melleray… 6 more words

Interior Life

On What the Blessed Trinity Has Done for Man

* Taken from St. Bernard’s Sermons for the Seasons & Principal Festivals of the Year: Translated from the Original Latin by a Priest of Mount Melleray… 6 more words

Interior Life

On the Six Operations of the Holy Ghost

* Taken from St. Bernard’s Sermons for the Seasons & Principal Festivals of the Year: Translated from the Original Latin by a Priest of Mount Melleray… 6 more words

Interior Life

RSB: Stability and Commitment

A somewhat looser reflection on the Benedictine promise (we don’t call them vows) of stability.

In a previous post on St. Bernard I compared stability to commitment.   380 more words

Rule Of St. Benedict

St. Bernard on Pride: Stage 5-6

Back to climbing down St. Bernard’s ladder of pride.  Through the first four steps, the soul has lost its anchor and preferred appearances to reality.  Fundamentally these have been interior disturbances–a loss of focus on the good, a loss of agency and self-governance, a sorrow that craves pleasures to drown itself, a re-orientation that focuses the surrounding world on the self. 672 more words

Rule Of St. Benedict