Book of Saints – Bernard Ptolomei

detail of a 15th century fresco of Saint Bernard Tolomei, Monte Oliveto Maggiore Abbey, Tuscany, Italy; swiped off Wikimedia CommonsArticle

(Saint) Abbot (August 21) (14th century) A citizen of Siena, educated by his relative, Christopher Ptolemy, a learned Dominican Friar. He retired from the world, choosing the Rule of Saint Benedict as that to be followed by himself and such of his friends as elected to place themselves under his direction. He thus founded the Congregation of the Olivetans, vowed to the Eremitical life. It was approved by several of the Popes of the period, and still exists. The brethren are robed in white from head to foot. Saint Bernard died A.D. 1348 in his sixty-sixth year.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Bernard Ptolomei”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 31 August 2012. Web. 27 January 2022. <>