August 20: saint of the day, name day


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The Saint of the day August 20 is Saint Bernard of Chiaravalle abbot doctor, which name day is celebrated and other saints who are celebrated on this date.


San Bernardo di Chiaravalle

He was born in 1090 near Dijon in France.

Christianly educated, in 1111 he joined the Cistercian monks and shortly after he was elected abbot of the Chiaravalle monastery.


He led the monks to practice virtues with action and setting a good example.

Because of the schisms that arose in the Church, he traveled through Europe in an attempt to restore peace and unity.

He wrote many works concerning theology and asceticism.


He died in 1153.

Other saints and celebrations on August 20

  • San Bernardo Tolomei
  • Founder of the Olivetani

  • Saints Christopher and Leovigildo
  • Monks


  • San Filiberto of Jumieges
  • Abbot

  • Blessed Gervasio Brunel
  • Priest and martyr

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