This Saint Bernard of Clairvaux Plaque depicts Saint Bernard of Clairvaux (1090-1153) – Cistercian monk and mystic, founder and abbot of the Abbey of Clairaux and Doctor of the Church – is the perfect gift to celebrate the feast day of St. Bernard on August 20th. This plaque is also an ideal confirmation gift or birthday gift for anyone named Bernard, and, of course, a great Christmas stocking stuffer!
A Wall Plaque in Three Sizes
This plaque is available in three sizes: small (p78k, 2 x 1.6 inches); medium (p65m, 3.75 x 3 inches), and large (p19g, 7.9 x 6.3 inches). This solid bronze plaque hangs easily on any wall at home or in the office. This solid bronze plaque – conceived and forged by a master bronzesmith in Germany – is the ideal gift for a birthday, feast day, and confirmation. It is also ideal for anyone named Bernard and for that special “Bernard” in your life.
O Sacred Heard, Surrounded
Holding the staff of his office at abbot of the Abbey of Clairvaux, Saint Bernard gazes upon the name of Jesus depicted by the three letters IHS in the top right corner of the plaque. These are the first three letters of the name “Jesus” in Greek: ΙΗΣ (“Jesus” in Greek: ΙΗΣΟΥΣ or Ιησους). The crown of thorns on the left side of the plaque symbolizes the fact that the hymn “O sacred head, surrounded” (Latin: Salve, caput cruentatum) was attributed to St. Bernard. This solid bronze plaque is the perfect gift for a birthday, name day, or confirmation.