St. Bernard

For 20 August 2008, St. Bernard, based on Ecclesiasticus 15:1-6

Whoever fears the Lord will do this,
and whoever holds to the law will obtain wisdom.
She will come to meet him like a mother,
and like a young bride she will welcome him.
She will feed him with the bread of learning,
and give him the water of wisdom to drink.
He will lean on her and not fall,
and he will rely on her and not be put to shame.
She will exalt him above his neighbours,
and will open his mouth in the midst of the assembly.
He will find gladness and a crown of rejoicing,
and will inherit an everlasting name.

Scripture passage from the New Revised Standard Version Bible: Catholic Edition, copyright 1989, 1993, Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

About Jim Donleavy, O.P.

Jim Donleavy, a friar of the Irish province, was ordained in 1961 and dedicated his life to preaching. He has been in the ministry of preaching ever since, in Ireland, England, the United States, the West Indies, and South Africa. He is currently prior and parish priest in Limerick.