This is a travel video of l'Abbaye de Fontenay, a beautiful abbey founded by St. Bernard in 1118. Today is the memorial of St. Bernard of Clairvaux, the twelfth century Mellifluous Doctor of the Church known as the last of the Church Fathers.
"He to whom there is no need to say anything knows what we desire (Wis. 7:27, Mt. 6:8). We know that he can do everything. . . . It is enough for us to have brought his power here, to have given his holiness a reason, and we prefer to wait patiently upon his will rather than impudently to ask what he will not perhaps wish to do. Perhaps what our deserving lacks our modesty will supply?"
- St. Bernard of Clairvaux, an excerpt from On Humility and Pride, as translated by G.R. Evans in Bernard of Clairvaux: Selected Works, Classics of Western Spirituality series.