St. Bernard of Clairvaux, Cistercian, Doctor of the Church, France
Feast day, August 20
"Jesus, what made You so small? LOVE!"
"Jesu, the very thought of Thee
With sweetness fills my breast;
But sweeter far Thy face to see,
And in Thy presence rest"
(Jesu Dulcis Memoria).
"Jesus! How sweet is the very thought of You, giving true joy to the heart; but surpassing honey and all sweetness in His own presence."
"If we do not experience so frequent and violent attacks of anger, envy and concupiscence as formerly, let us give thanks to Jesus Christ in the Blessed Sacrament, who has produced these effects in us."