St. Bernard of Montjoux

St. Bernard of Montjoux

St. Bernard of Montjoux was an Italian monk from the 11th century who apparently didn’t mind the cold. He established hostels in the Italian Alps to aid French and German pilgrims travelling to Rome. And yes, in case you were wondering, those big, hairy dogs are named after him.

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St. Modomnoc of Ossory

St. Modomnoc of Ossory

Bees were kept for the making of honey which was both eaten and used in the production of mead, which was important since there was no Netflix yet. Various writings say that Modomnoc planted all sorts of flowers in the garden that he knew the bees would enjoy, and when he came to the garden, the bees would swarm around him but never sting him.

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