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St Bernard

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Saint Bernard was born in 1090 near Dijon, in France. He was abbot of the Cistercian monastery of Clairvaux. St Bernard wrote 86 sermons on the Canticle of Canticles.

Bernard of Clairvaux is considered to be one of the most influential writers in Marian devotion.

He fought against the Albigensian heresy. He is known as Doctor Mellifluus. He died in 1153 and is the Patron Saint of Beekeepers and of Gibraltar.

Benedict on St Bernard



St Martin I

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Pope St. Martin I was born in Todo, Italy. He was the last pope to die a martyr. St. Martin called the Council at the Lateran Basilica in his first year and condemned Heraclius and Monothelitism, going against a decree by the Byzantine Emperor who commanded there be no discussion of the issue.