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Thursday, 20 August 2015

Saint Bernard Of Clairvaux. The Mellifluous Doctor. Feast Day 20 August.

Illustration: HOLY CARD HEAVEN

The following Text is from VULTUS CHRISTI

Think of Mary, Call on Mary.

I would like to conclude these reflections, on Saint Bernard of Clairvaux, with the Invocations to Mary that we read in one of Saint Bernard's beautiful Homilies:

In danger, in anguish, in uncertainty,” he says, “think of Mary, call on Mary. May she never be far from your lips, from your heart; and thus you will be able to obtain the help of her Prayer, never forget the example of her life.

If you follow her, you cannot go astray; if you Pray to her, you cannot despair; if you think of her, you cannot be mistaken. If she sustains you, you cannot fall; if she protects you, you have nothing to fear; if she guides you, do not tire; if she is propitious to you, you will reach the goal . . .”
(Hom. II super “Missus est,” 17: PL 183, 70-71).
[Translation by ZENIT]

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