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Life and Works of Saint Bernard, Abbot of Clairvaux

Vol. IV

ByDom John Mabillon

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This fourth volume concludes the magnificent Life of Saint Bernard of Clairvaux by Dom John Mabillon, with a translation of his writings. Bernard of Clairvaux (1090–1153), venerated as Saint Bernard, was a Burgundian abbot, and a major leader in the revitalization of Benedictine monasticism through the nascent Order of Cistercians. There are so many things to be said respecting the career and the writings of S. Bernard of Clairvaux, and so high are the praises which must, on any just view of his character, be considered his due, that an eloquence not less than his own would be needed to give adequate expression to them. He was an untiring and transcendently able labourer; and that in many fields. ln all his manifold activities are manifest an intellect vigorous and splendid, and a magnetic attractiveness of personal character which never failed to influence and win over others to his views. His entire disinterestedness, his remarkable industry, the soul­-subduing eloquence which seems to have been equally effective in France and in Italy, over the sturdy burghers of Liège and the turbulent population of Milan, and above all the wonderful piety and saintliness which formed the noblest and the most engaging of his gifts – these qualities, and the actions which came out of them, rendered him the ornament, as he was more than any other man, the leader of his own time, and have drawn upon him the admiration of succeeding ages.


Publication Date
May 16, 2021
Religion & Spirituality
No Known Copyright (Public Domain)
By (author): Dom John Mabillon


Interior Color
Black & White
US Trade (6 x 9 in / 152 x 229 mm)

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