Blessed Bernard of Sithiu

Blessed Bernard of SithiuAlso known as

  • Bernard of Maguellone
  • Bernard the Penitent



To atone for the sins of his early life, including a murder, Bernard lived in complete poverty, wearing rags, eating whatever came to hand, if anything, travelling barefoot from one holy place to another, and living as a hermit between pilgrimages. In 1178 he settled near the abbey of Sithiu and spent his remaining four years in private penance and prayer.


Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Bernard of Sithiu“. CatholicSaints.Info. 18 April 2017. Web. 17 January 2021. <>