MEMORIAL OF SAINT BERNARD OF CLAIRVAUX (1090-1153), ABBOT AND DOCTOR OF THE CHURCH
I love because I love, I love that I may love. Love is a great thing so long as it continually returns to its fountainhead, flows back to its source, always drawing from there the water which constantly replenishes it. Of all the movements, sensations, and feelings of the soul, love is the only one in which the creature can respond to the Creator and make some sort of similar return however unequal though it be. (from a sermon by Saint Abbot Bernard)
St Bernard, ask Jesus to bless in a special way all parishes named in your name. Lord, bless the Family of God of St Bernard Parish here in Appleton during these difficult days!
Father Bill +