Bernard of Valdeiglesias

Bernard of Valdeiglesias (or "of Candeleda") was a Benedictine Cistercian monk at Valdeiglesias, province of Avila, Spain.

Saint Bernard of Valdeiglesias
Diedc. 1155
Venerated inRoman Catholic Church
Feast20 August
PatronageCandeleda, Spain


Bernard joined the Cistercians in 1177.[1] He was sent with a group of other monks to establish a monastery at Grandassilva in Estremadura, which effort failed when the community was devastated by the plague.

He is Patron saint of Candeleda, Spain, and is invoked against rabies.[1]


  1. ^ a b Merton, Thomas. "Saint Bernard de Candilada, Monk of Valdeiglesias, Spain", In the Valley of Wormwood: Cistercian Blessed and Saints of the Golden Age, Liturgical Press, 2013,ISBN 9780879077587