August 20 – Samuel the Prophet; Bernard of Clairvaux

Samuel the Prophet (XII cent. BC(E)) had a barren mother. Wait, that’s impossible. His mother was barren until she had him, whereupon she sang an ode of thanks. When he was three, she took him to the temple, as she had promised, to be raised by the high priest, Eli (quite literally, “my God”). When… Continue reading August 20 – Samuel the Prophet; Bernard of Clairvaux