St. Bernard of Clairvaux was a 12th century monk and theologian who was known for his ability to arbitrate disputes. He counseled kings and popes, yet valued the time he spent in prayer and contemplation. He wrote much on the Blessed Virgin Mary and is known for emphasizing the importance of Lectio Divina.
St. Bernard of Clairvaux
Lectio Divina means “divine reading”. It is a prayer practice which trusts that God speaks to us through scripture. This is a practice I started doing regularly a few years ago.
St. Bernard of Clairvaux quote: “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.”