St. Bernard of Menthon (923-1008)
Bernard served the people of the Alps for over 40 years. He started a patrol that cleared robbers from the mountains, and opened hospices for travelers and pilgrims to Rome. The large dogs trained to search for people in the mountains are named after him.
Reflections from the Saints
Satisfaction consists in the cutting off of the causes of the sin. Thus, fasting is the proper antidote to lust; prayer to pride, to envy, anger and sloth; alms to covetousness.
Human life must be respected and protected absolutely from the moment of conception. From the first moment of his existence, a human being must be recognized as having the rights of a person – among which is the inviolable right of every innocent being to life.