August 20th is the feast day of St Bernard of Clairvaux who is a saint I am supposed to be getting to know a bit better this year as he was my 2012 patron of the year. Alas, after some New Years enthusism Bernard and I had parted company (mea culpa,mea culpa, mea maxima culpa) but as there are still a number of weeks to go before the end of the liturgical year, we will begin again.
To all Cistercians and Trappists (and their Benedictine cousins); happy feast day!
However, for various family reasons this particular sermon of St Bernard on the Song of Songs is very timely and is the second reading from tomorrows Office of Readings for the feast day:
|I love because I love, I love that I may love|