St. Bernard of Clairvaux, Abbot and Doctor of the Church. St. Bernard was recognized as the most eloquent & influential man of his age: he was a scholar who advised popes, preached a Crusade, defended the faith, healed a schism, and reformed a monastic Order. His active and holy life was fueled by many hours of prayer and contemplation seeking heavenly guidance.

St. Bernard of Clairvaux, Abbot and Doctor of the Church. St. Bernard was recognized as the most eloquent & influential man of his age: he was a scholar who advised popes, preached a Crusade, defended the faith, healed a schism, and reformed a monastic Order. His active and holy life was fueled by many hours of prayer and contemplation seeking heavenly guidance.

Sorrow for sin is indeed necessary, but it should not be an endless preoccupation. - St. Bernard

Sorrow for sin is indeed necessary, but it should not be an endless preoccupation. - St. Bernard

St. Bernard of Clairvaux - Cistercian abbot and Doctor of the Church

St. Bernard of Clairvaux - Cistercian abbot and Doctor of the Church

The property was purchased by Bishop Henry I. Louttit in 1964 for the Episcopal Diocese of South Florida, which later was split into the Dioceses of Central, Southeast and Southwest Florida. Financial difficulties forced the three dioceses to sell the monastery, it was purchased by Colonel Robert Pentland, Jr., who gave it to the Episcopal parish of St. Bernard de Clairvaux.[Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Bernard_de_Clairvaux_Church]

The property was purchased by Bishop Henry I. Louttit in 1964 for the Episcopal Diocese of South Florida, which later was split into the Dioceses of Central, Southeast and Southwest Florida. Financial difficulties forced the three dioceses to sell the monastery, it was purchased by Colonel Robert Pentland, Jr., who gave it to the Episcopal parish of St. Bernard de Clairvaux.[Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Bernard_de_Clairvaux_Church]

The Blessed Virgin and Child with a Bishop | St Mary's church, Swardeston, Norfolk  Edith Cavell, shot by the Germans in 1915, was the daughter of the Rector here. This is a 17th century continental roundel depicting the lactation miracle of St Bernard.

The Blessed Virgin and Child with a Bishop | St Mary's church, Swardeston, Norfolk Edith Cavell, shot by the Germans in 1915, was the daughter of the Rector here. This is a 17th century continental roundel depicting the lactation miracle of St Bernard.

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