St. Bernard, the 12th century Cistercian abbot of Clairvaux whose feast day is August 20th, is known as the Mellifluous Doctor of the Middle Ages for his sweet manner, few spoken words, and skill of getting to the heart of the matter. He would read Holy Scripture while gazing out upon the French countryside and meditate on God's Word. This enabled him to write on many subjects including the Sacred Heart of Jesus, the Holy Name of Mary, St. Joseph, the Guardian Angels, ushering in many devotions popular to this day.
The St. Bernard of Clairvaux Holy Card features a beautiful vintage image from the late 1800's on the front of the card. On the reverse side is an excerpt from St. Bernard on the Holy Name of Mary, beginning: In dangers, in doubts, in difficulties, Think of Mary, Call upon Mary. Let not her name depart from thy lips, never suffer it to leave thy heart.
Printed on ivory cardstock, 2 3/4" by 4 1/2"
Image source: Chant Art