New Catholic Dictionary – Saint Bernard of Menthon

detail of a photo of a statue of Saint Bernard that stands at Little Saint Bernard Pass, an area of the Alps between France and Italy; taken on 19 July 2006 by Vberger; swiped off the Wikipedia web siteArticle

(923-1008) Confessor, born near Annecy, Savoy (France); died Novara (Italy). Having become archdeacon of Aosta, 966, he spent 42 years laboring among the ignorant and idolatrous people of the Alps, making many conversions and performing miracles. He is best known as the founder (c.962) of the Augustinian hospices at the Great and Little Saint Bernard passes in the Alps. Represented in art chaining a demon to the mountains. Relics in the monastery at Novara; head in the monastery of Mont-joye, Aosta. Canonized, 1681. Feast, 15 June.

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Bernard of Menthon”. New Catholic Dictionary. Saints.SQPN.com. 15 June 2013. Web. 23 September 2014. <>