Sermons on the Song of Songs

Saint Bernard of Clairvaux

St. Bernard interprets the song of songs in reference to the love between God and the soul. God is deeply in love with us, and wills our love in return. This love between the soul and God, which is the most intimate love possible, is expressed in the analogy of bride and bridegroom, where the intimacy of love is especially expressed.

[Thanks to the Internet Archive and Br. Sean (a Choir monk) for the text of Bernard's sermons.]

These sermons or Commentary On the Song of Songs by St. Bernard of Clairvaux are also available as a book from Amazon.

Table of Contents

Sermons on the Song of Songs at the Internet Archive

De Diligendo Deo - by St. Bernard of Clairvaux. Latin text and English translation of this work on loving God.

Introduction to and selection from St. Bernard's Sermons on the Song of Songs - by Prof. Katherine Gill.

Writings on love - teachings and reflections on love by St. Francis de Sales, St. Bernard of Clairvaux, St. John of the Cross, Br. Lawrence of the Resurrection, and St. Therese of Lisieux