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Saint Bernard of Clairvaux quotes (4)
Jesus thou joy of loving hearts Thou fount of life thou Light of men From the best bliss that earth imparts We turn unfilled to Thee again. We taste Thee O Thou living Bread And long to feast upon Thee still: We drink of Thee the Fountainhead And thirst our souls from Thee to fill. O Jesus ever with us stay Make all our moments calm and bright; Chase the dark night of sin away Shed oer the world Thy holy light.
Saint Bernard of Clairvaux Category: Unsorted
You wish to see; listen. Hearing is a step toward Vision.
Saint Bernard of Clairvaux Category: Vision
If the appetite alone hath sinned let it alone fast and it sufficeth. But if the other members also have sinned why should they not fast too.... Let the eye fast from strange sights and from every wantonness so that that which roamed in freedom in fault-doing may abundantly humbled be checked by penitence. Let the ear blameably eager to listen fast from tales and rumors and from whatsoever is of idle import and tendeth least to salvation. Let the tongue fast from slanders and murmurings and from useless vain and scurrilous words and sometimes also in the seriousness of silence even from things which may seem of essential import. Let the hand abstain from ... all toils which are not imperatively necessary. But also let the soul herself abstain from all evils and from acting out her own will. For without such abstinence the other things find no favor with the Lord.
Saint Bernard of Clairvaux Category: Abstinence
What I know of the divine science and Holy Scriptures I learnt in woods and fields.
Saint Bernard of Clairvaux Category: Nature