St. Bernard of Montjoux

St. Bernard of Montjoux Feast Day:
Roman Rite Calendar - 05/28


Also known as
    Bernard of Menthon
    Bernard of Aotha

Memorial
    28 May

Profile
    Nobility. Priest. Archdeacon of Aosta in 996. Evangelized to the people of the Alps for over 40 years. Vicar-general of Alpine diocese. He started a patrol that cleared robbers from the mountains, and he established hospices for travelers and pilgrims to Rome. The large dogs, trained to search for lost victims in the mountains, are named for the Saint.

Born
    c.923 at Menthon, Savoy

Died
    1008 at Novara, Italy

Canonized
    1681 by Pope Innocent XI

Patronage
    Alpinists
    mountain climbers
    mountaineers
    skiers
    travelers in the mountains

Representation
    man in a mountain setting holding a bishop's crozier
    white dog



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All information used with permission of the Patron Saint Index.


 
 

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