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Back at Clairvaux after performing his final work of mediation, the abbot's health failed rapidly. With his spiritual sons gathered round him, he received the Last Sacraments. He comforted them, saying that the unprofitable servant should not occupy a place uselessly, that the barren tree should be rooted up. On August 20 God took him. Bernard was sixty-three years old, had been abbot for thirty-eight years, and had seen sixty-eight monasteries established by his men from Clairvaux.


Most of the text was taken from "Lives of Saints", Published by John J. Crawley & Co., Inc.. 

The Life of Saint Bernard panel 16

The Life of St. Bernard

St. Bernard

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