These nine volumes offer an intriguing glimpse into the life and works of St. Bernard of Clairvaux, a twelfth-century Cistercian abbot and Doctor of the Church. Study the chronology of St. Bernard’s life through his collected letters. Read his meditations on prayer and God’s love. Gain access to 104 of his sermons—many of which examine the Song of Songs in vibrant detail. Translated into English and rich with biographical elements, this collection will give you an appreciation for this saint who influenced reforms, popularized the Cistercian order, and whose theology and legacy thrive even today.
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Bernard of Clairvaux (1090–1153) was a French abbot, confessor, saint, and Doctor of the Church. He is honored as a founder of the Cistercian order because of his role in popularizing the order in the twelfth century. He takes his name from a monastery he founded on June 25, 1115—soon after joining the Cistercians. He named the monastery Claire Vallée, which evolved into Clairvaux. St. Bernard spent 40 years in cloister, but wielded considerable influence in the Church during that time—working to end a schism, combat heresy, and start the Second Crusade. After his death, he was canonized by Pope Alexander III in 1174. His numerous theological writings are so timeless and powerful that they earned him the title of Doctor of the Church in 1830, and Pope Pius XII wrote an encyclical on him, Doctor Mellifluus, in 1953.