Bernard of Clairvaux, Saint
Bernard of Clairvaux, Saint
Article on the life and works of this twelfth-century Cistercian and Doctor of the Church

Catholic Encyclopedia. . 2006.


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  • Bernard of Clairvaux, Saint — (1090–1153)    Bernard of Clairvaux was the most important and influential figure of the mid 12th century Latin church. He is best known as the maker and confidante of popes, the opponent of Peter ABELARD, and the major force behind the Second… …   Encyclopedia of medieval literature

  • Bernard of Clairvaux,Saint — Ber·nard of Clair·vaux (bər närdʹ, bĕr närʹ; klâr vōʹ), Saint. 1090 1153. French monastic reformer and political figure. Widely known for his piety and mysticism, he was instrumental in the condemnation of Peter Abelard and in rallying support… …   Universalium

  • Bernard de Clairvaux, Saint — born 1090, probably Fontaine les Dijons, near Dijon, Burgundy died Aug. 20, 1153, Clairvaux, Champagne; canonized 1174; feast day August 20 French Cistercian monk, mystic, and doctor of the church. Born into an aristocratic family near Dijon, he… …   Universalium

  • Bernard of Clairvaux — [kler vō′] Saint (1090? 1153); Fr. monk & theological writer: founder of the Cistercian order: his day is Aug. 20 …   English World dictionary

  • Bernard of Clairvaux — Infobox Saint name=Saint Bernard of Clairvaux birth date=1090 death date=death date|1153|8|20|mf=y feast day=August 20 venerated in=Roman Catholic Church, Anglican Church imagesize=200px caption=St Bernard in A Short History of Monks and… …   Wikipedia

  • Bernard of Clairvaux — (1090–1153)    Saint, Theologian, Mystic and Order Founder.    Bernard was born near Dijon in France. As a young man he joined the Cistercian Order and was soon invited to found a new community at Clairvaux. This was to become one of the most… …   Who’s Who in Christianity

  • Bernard of Clairvaux — Ber•nard of Clair•vaux [[t]bɜrˈnɑrd əv klɛərˈvoʊ[/t]] n. big Saint, 1090–1153, French Cistercian monk and writer …   From formal English to slang

  • Bernard of Clairvaux — biographical name Saint 1090 1153 French ecclesiastic • Bernardine adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Bernard of Clairvaux — /berr nahrd euhv klair voh / Saint ( the Mellifluous Doctor ), 1090 1153, French monk, preacher, and mystical writer. * * * …   Universalium

  • Bernard of Clairvaux — /berr nahrd euhv klair voh / Saint ( the Mellifluous Doctor ), 1090 1153, French monk, preacher, and mystical writer …   Useful english dictionary

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