Pope Benedict on Abbot Bernard

Posted August 20, 2019 11:12 pm by Pope Benedict XVI

Pope Benedict on Abbot Bernard

GENERAL AUDIENCE
Saint Peter’s Square
Wednesday, 21 October 2009
Saint Bernard of Clairvaux
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
Today I would like to talk about St Bernard of Clairvaux, called “the last of the Fathers” of the Church because once again in the 12th century he renewed and brought to the fore the important theology of the Fathers. We do not know in any detail about the years of his childhood; however, we know that he was born in 1090 in Fontaines, France, into a large and fairly well-to-do family. As a very young man he devoted himself to the study of the so-called liberal arts

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