Bl. Bertrand of Garrigue

 Bl. Bertrand of Garrigue Feast Day:
Roman Rite Calendar - 09/06

Also known as
    The Second Dominic

    6 September

    Priest. Worked with the Cistercians. Noted preacher. Fought Albigensianism. Worked with Saint Dominic de Guzman, and became his close friend and travelling companion. Joined the Dominicans in 1216 and helped them survive and thrive in their early years. Governed the first Dominican foundation in Paris, and helped establish their tradition of scholarship. Dominican provincial of Provence. Miracle worker. Died during the preaching of a mission to the Cistercian sisters of Saint Mary of the Woods.

    c.1195 at Garrigue, diocese of Nîmes, France

    1230 at Garrigue, diocese of Nîmes, France of natural causes; buried in the cemetery of the Cistercian sisters of Saint Mary of the Words; his grave became a place of pilgrimage and site of miracles; when there began to be large numbers of pilgrims, his relics were translated to nearby church; relics destroyed by Protestants during the religious wars

    14 July 1881 Pope Leo XIII (cultus confirmed)

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