Great Saint Bernard; Little Saint Bernard [audio icon]

Two hospices in the Alps. Established by Saint Bernard of Menthon in the 10th century. The Canons Regular of Saint Augustine, in charge of the institutions, are renowned for the hospitality and aid they used to extend to travelers of the Great and Little Saint Bernard mountains, named for the founder of the monasteries. The Saint Bernard dogs used by the monks are famous. Now that the dangers of climbing these mountains are not so great, the canons are free to devote themselves to other occupations.

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