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St. Bernard of Clairvaux

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Saint Bernard of Clairvaux: Biography and Online Writings 

Doctor of the Church

 

St. Bernard of  Clairvaux is clearly one of the greatest preachers of all time.  Born to a noble family near Dijon France in 1090 AD, St. Bernard was inspired by the example of a new religious congregation, the Cistercians, who had abandoned the relative ease and security of Benedictine monasticism of that day to live according to the primitive pattern of St. Benedict through hard manual labor, solitude, and rigorous prayer.  When St. Bernard decided to abandon the privilege of noble life to enter the monastery, he brought over 30 noble relatives with him.  Once professed he was very soon made abbot and went on to found over 40 monasteries in his lifetime.  St. Bernard's magnetic preaching and exemplary character changed the lives of thousands and his writing continues today to inspire Christians everywhere.  His words were so sweet that he came to be known as the Melifluous ("full of honey") Doctor.  St. Bernard died in 1153 and was later proclaimed a saint and a Doctor of the Church.  His feast day in the Roman Calendar is August 20.

 

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Personal Prayer: Pathway to Joy

Marcellino D'Ambrosio, Ph.D.

Personal Pray: Pathway to Joy, Catholic Faith, 30 day money back guarenteeEveryone knows that personal prayer is important.  You can't expect to deepen a relationship with God talking with Him only once a week!  But how, in the midst of the busy, noisy life we all lead, can we develop a pattern of daily prayer that really works?  And if we are successful in carving out some moments for prayer, what do we do?  How should we spend that time in way that would be most fruitful?

Dr. Marcellino D'Ambrosio has taught spiritual theology academically, but, more importantly, he's had plenty of practice applying that tradition to everyday life.  With a family of seven, a business, and a non-profit corporation to run, he knows the challenges that a busy, active life can pose to the Christian who wants to pray.  In this talk, he lays down principles and gives practical suggestions on how busy laypeople can develop a prayer life that leads to joy and personal transformation.

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Title Category Excerpt Download
Annunciation and Mary's Fiat--St Bernard Advent & Christmas Season Resources & Readings,
Blessed Virgin Mary
Yes Download
Guardian Angels--St. Bernard Prayer and Spirituality Yes
Harden Not your Hearts--Bernard of Clairvaux Lenten Season and Holy Week Resources,
Prayer and Spirituality
Yes Download
Importance of the Saints-Bernard of Clairvaux Virtues & Christian Character,
Catholic Saints
Yes Download
Love of Bridegroom and Bride - St. Bernard of Clairvaux Prayer and Spirituality,
Marriage and Family
Yes
Mary, a Virgin Full of Grace and Virtues - Bernard of Clairvaux Blessed Virgin Mary Yes Download
Meditate on the Mysteries-Bernard of Clairvaux Prayer and Spirituality,
Blessed Virgin Mary
Yes Download
Our Lady of Sorrows--Bernard of Clairvaux Blessed Virgin Mary,
Passion of Christ
Yes Download
Seek Wisdom-Bernard of Clairvaux Prayer and Spirituality Yes Download
Stages of Contemplation-Bernard of Clairvaux Prayer and Spirituality Yes
Three Comings of the Lord--St. Bernard Advent & Christmas Season Resources & Readings Yes
Wounds of Christ-Saint Bernard Lenten Season and Holy Week Resources No

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