Bernard of Menthon, Saint

Bernard of Menthon, Saint măNtôN´ [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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