Bernard of Clairvaux, Abbot, Doctor, and Poetadmin | 20 August 2012
The collect for today, the Feast of St. Bernard (1090-1153), Abbot of Clairvaux, Doctor of the Church, Poet (source):
O merciful redeemer,
who, by the life and preaching of thy servant Bernard,
didst rekindle the radiant light of thy Church:
grant that we in our generation
may be inflamed with the same spirit of discipline and love
and ever walk before thee as children of light;
through Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord,
who liveth and reigneth with thee,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.
Artwork: Saint Bernard, 19th century. Basilica of Saint Paul Outside the Walls, Rome. Photograph taken by admin, 29 April 2010.