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Saint Bernard of Menthon

Bernard of Menthon, Saint (măNtôNˈ) [key], d. 1081?, Italian churchman, founder of the Alpine hospices of Saint Bernard. His life was spent working among the people of the Val d'Aosta. Also known as Bernard of Montjoux, he is the patron of mountaineers. Feast: May 28.

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