Madonna and Child between Saint Francis and Saint Bernardine of Siena
Benozzo Gozzoli
San Fortunato, Montefalco

St. Bernardine of Siena, Priest, Patron of Advertisers, Italy (1380-1444)

Feast day, May 20

Eucharistic Quotes:

"Prayer is the best preparation for Holy Communion. Prayer is the raising of the mind to God. When we pray we go to meet Christ Who is coming to us. If our Creator and Savior comes from heaven with such great love, it is only fitting that we should go to meet Him. And this is what we do when we spend some time in prayer."

"The last degree of love is when he [Jesus] gave himself to us to be our food; because he gave himself to be united with us in every way, as food and he who takes it are mutually united."