Location on North Colonnade

18. St. Bernard
The 140 Saints of the Colonnade

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The Square

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Colonnade Saints
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The History

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St. Bernard
Born - 1090
Died - 20 August 1153

Feastday - 20 August
Canonized - 1174 by Pope Alexander III

Statue Installed - 1667-1668
It was part of a group of 16 that were built between July and December 1668.

Sculptor - Lazzaro Morelli
Although the attribution is hypothetical, the statue shares characteristics with St Anthony of Padua (126) made by Morelli.

Height - 3.1 m. (10ft 4in) travertine

Bernard of Clairvaux was an outstandingly successful propagator of a Benedictine reform movement which became the Cistercian order. In 1830, Pope Pius VIII named him a Doctor of the Church. 


  19. Francis of Assisi - 18. Bernard

 18. Bernard and 17. Benedict


 22. Theodosia, 21. Macrina, 20. Dominic,
19. Francis of Assisi and 18. Bernard

Saints on the North Colonnade
(25) - (15)




Roma Sacra - San Pietro in Vaticano, Itineraries 21-22, ©Fabbrica of St. Peter's, July 2001
Le Statue Berniniani del Colonnato di San Pietro by Valentino Martinelli ©1987 by de Luca Editore


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