The Life of Saint Bernard panel 2

The Life of St. Bernard

St. Bernard

St. Paul, Minnesota

2 of 16   5’x7’ Panels

Bernard had such a gift of speech that within a few weeks of his decision he had succeeded in persuading 31 Burgundian nobles to go with him to Citeaux.  When they arrived at Citeaux near Easter 1112 there had been no new novices for several years.  Stephen Harding, the Abbot welcomed him with open arms.  From the start Bernard trained himself to obey the command he later gave to all postulants:  “If you desire to live in this house, leave your body behind; only spirits can enter here.”