ST. BERNARD of MONTJOUX – Patron of Skiers/Mountain Climbers
In the time of Bernard, travellers crossed the snowy Alpine Mountains during the winter. Bernard, also known as Bernard of Menthon, set up rest stops on two of the mountaintops and helped clear the mountains of robbers. His successors raised dogs for search and rescue atop these mountains and labelled them Saint Bernards.
b. c.923 Menthon, Savoy d.1008 Novara, Italy
Patronage: Mountaineers, Skiers, Alps, Alpinists
Feast Day: May 28
Memorial Day May 28