Bernard of Clairvaux was born in Fontaines-les-Dijon, France in 1090. In his thirties, he took over leadership of the Cistercians. The order possessed just a handful of monasteries. By the time he died just prior to his sixty-fourth birthday, he had personally established 163 chapter houses, and from those had come another 179.

The Fountains of our Saviour

Bernard of Clairvaux

Sunday, December 25, 2011