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“THE LEAPING BLAZE OF CHARITY”: Bernard of Clairvaux as Spiritual Guide 2022

August 12 @ 5:30 pm - August 14 @ 10:00 am

In Dante’s Paradise his final steps toward a vision of the Holy Trinity are guided by the twelfth-century Cistercian abbot Bernard of Clairvaux (d. 1153). Dante assures us that Bernard is a proper and trained guide because he has “tasted Heaven’s peace” for himself. Bernard has not only had a mystical experience of the Holy Trinity but he wrote his On Loving God in order to guide others. This retreat will examine the thought Bernard on mystical union and how he can be a guide for us today.


Saint Andrew’s Abbey
31001 N. Valyermo Road
Valyermo, CA 93563 United States

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Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find

knock and the door will open to you.

Matthew 7:7