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Thursday, February 11, 2010

Saint Bernard

St. Bernard was added as a Doctor of the Catholic Church by Pius VIII (1830). I must admit I am unclear on what distinction the title has. I did find that the person must not have been martyred and that "the requisite conditions are enumerated as three: eminens doctrina, insignis vitae sanctitas, Ecclesiae declaratio (i.e. eminent learning, a high degree of sanctity, and proclamation by the Church)." The web site also went on to say that they should be represented holding a book as pictured here.

You can't really see it in this picture because the statue is up high but I am fairly certain that it has glass eyes.

Pictures taken at the St. Bernard Church in Burkettsville.

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