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Bernard of Menthon (Montjoux)

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Born: 923 AD
Died: 1008 AD, at 85 years of age.

Nationality: Unknown
Categories: Clergymen, Saint

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923 - Saint Bernard of Menthon was born in the Château de Menthon, Savoy.

         - St. Bernard founded a monastery and hospice at the highest point of the pass.

962 - The pass came to bear his name.

         - He established another hospice on the Little St. Bernard Pass.

1008 - He died in Novara and was interred in the cloister of St. Lawrence.

1681 - Canonized as Saint by Innocent XI.

         - His feast is celebrated on the 15th of June.

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