He was chaplain to Otho III, king of Germany, afterwards emperor: being made bishop of Hildesheim, in 992, he spent the day in his functions, and a great part of the night in prayer, and died in 1021, on the 20th of November. His name was enrolled amongst the saints by Celestin III in 1194. See his life begun by Tangmar, his preceptor, and continued by two others who knew the saint, in Brewer’s Sider. Illustr. and in Surius.
- Father Alban Butler. “Saint Bernard, Bishop of Hildesheim, Confessor”. , 1866. CatholicSaints.Info. 19 November 2013. Web. 1 October 2016. <>