Thursday, August 20, 2009

Celebrating Saint Bernard

Today we celebrate the feast of St. Bernard of Clairvaux. Clairvaux, meaning "The Valley of Light," was the location of the monastery where he served as abbot in his later life. We enjoyed reading about his life over brunch muffins.St. Bernard had a great devotion to Our Lady, and to Jesus Christ Crucified. He greeted Our Lady with a Hail Mary each time he passed her statue. Once, when he greeted her, Our Lady responded, "Hail, Bernard!" This showed him how much his devotion meant to her.
He is the author of the beautiful prayer, the Memorare. Here is the House Cat's copywork illuminating it.

I purchased these beautiful sheets from Notebooking Pages.
May we, like St. Bernard, ask ourselves each day why we are here. May we never forget that our ultimate goal is heaven!
St. Bernard, pray for us!

1 comment:

Jessica said...

What a lovely celebration and House Cat did a beautiful job on the copywork!!

Praying the Rosary keeps us close to Jesus