French Cistercian abbot and saint
1090 AD – Saint Bernard of Clairvaux was born in Fontaines, France.
1128 AD – Invited by Cardinal Matthew of Albano to the synod of Troyes.
1129 AD – He ended the crisis arising out of certain charges brought against Henry, Bishop of Verdun.
1830 AD – Declared a Doctor of the Church.
1133 AD – Bernard was in Italy persuading the Genoese to make peace with Pisa.
1137 AD – He went back to Italy at Monte Cassino, setting the affairs of the monastery.
1145 AD – Traveled in the south and to preach, aided by his emaciated ascetic’s looks and simple attire.
1146 AD – Bernard called for 2nd Crusade.
1153 AD – Saint Bernard of Clairvaux died on 21st of August in Clairvaux, France.
1173 AD – Canonized as a saint.