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The Family That Overtook Christ

Author:  M Raymond, OSCO

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Overall Rating: This item received 5 stars overall. (01/23/2012)
Orthodoxy: Completely orthodox.
Reading Level: Intermediate
Synopsis: A spiritually enriching, enjoyable account of the life of St. Bernard and his holy family
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Bernard of Clairvaux was called the voice of his century.  His influence towered above that of his contemporaries.  People flocked to him - some out of wonder and others out of curiosity, all of them drawn by his spiritual magnetism.

Who or what fashioned Bernard into an advisor of popes and healer of schisms?  How can we account for his great following of holy religious men and women, for his profound spiritual doctrine?

Bernard was a product of God's grace working both in himself and in the extraordinary family to which he belonged.  This book is the fascinating account of that family.  With warmth and realism Saint Bernard steps out of these pages, together with his parents, Venerable Tescelin and Blessed Alice, and his brothers and sisters - all of whom have been declared blessed:  Guy, Gerard, Humbeline, Andrew, Bartholomew and Nivard.

Here is a book that makes centuries disappear, as each member of this unique family becomes an inspiration for us in our own quest to "overtake Christ."

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