There is much symbolism behind the popular medieval image of the Virgin Mary breastfeeding a saint.
The story goes that St. Bernard was kneeling and praying when suddenly the Blessed Virgin Mary appeared to Him holding the infant Jesus.
That dog breed did not receive its namesake from St. Bernard of Clairvaux. let us appreciate the Marian thought of this great saint, and set the his most popular Marian homily Missus Est, or In Praise of the Virgin Mother.
The Nursing Madonna, Virgo Lactans, or Madonna Lactans, is an iconography of the Madonna and Child in which the Virgin Mary is shown A variant, known as the Lactation of St Bernard (Lactatio Bernardi in Latin, or simply Lactatio) is.
St. Bernard of Clairvaux was born in 1090 in Fontaines, France, in a numerous, his most popular Marian homily Missus Est, or In Praise of the Virgin Mother.