PRAY FOR US!!
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jimmy
November 24, 2004
Member since 03/5/2004 🔗
2,650 posts
NO WONDER it hasn't snowed. We've been praying to the wrong St. Bernard:

"Bernard of Montjoux was probably born in Italy. He became a priest, was made Vicar General of Aosta, and spent more than four decades doing missionary work in the Alps. He built schools and churches in the diocese but is especially remembered for two Alpine hospices he built to aid lost travelers in the mountain passes named Great and Little Bernard, after him. The men who ran them in time became Augustinian canons regular and built a monastery. The Order continued into the twentieth century. He was proclaimed the patron saint of Alpinists and mountain climbers by Pope Pius XI in 1923. He is sometimes fallaciously referred to as Bernard of Menthon and the son of Count Richard of Menthon, which he was not. His feast day is May 28th.

Bernard became patron and protector of skiers because of his four decades spent in missionary work throughout the Alps."

jimmy
Roy
November 25, 2004
Member since 01/11/2000 🔗
609 posts
Ok, so he only protects. He should be the symbol for Ski Patrol.

I'll stick with Ullr who has been very good to me.
jimmy
November 26, 2004
Member since 03/5/2004 🔗
2,650 posts
The pagan in me agree's w/you Roy.
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