- Believe me, you will find more lessons in the woods than in books. Trees and stones will teach you what you cannot learn from masters.
- Epistola CVI, sect. 2; translation from Edward Churton The Early English Church ( 1841) p. 324.
- Among us on the earth there is His memory; but in the Kingdom of
heaven His very Presence. That Presence is the joy of those who have
already attained to beatitude; the memory is the comfort of us who are
still wayfarers, journeying towards the Fatherland.
- From, On Loving of God, Paul Halsall trans., Ch. 3
- Liberavi animam meam.
- I have freed my soul.
- Letter to Abbot Suger, Epistles no. 371 (c. 1147)
- What of the souls already released from their bodies? We believe
that they are overwhelmed in that vast sea of eternal light and of
- From, On Loving of God, Paul Halsall trans., Ch. 11 .
as if thou wert emptied and lost and swallowed up in God, is no human love; it is celestial.
St. Bernard of Clairvaux (1090 – August 21 1153), abbot of Clairvaux, was a highly influential French churchman, theologian and mystic. He was one of the founders of the Cistercian, or Bernardine, monastic order.