Reblogged from qspirit.net/saints/
 

Bernard of Clairvaux and Malachy: Abbot and the archbishop he loved


 


There is a simple reason for this repost on the subject of same-sex behaviors of men in ancient times. I want readers today to be aware of this subject about which I was never taught. I was a youngster who grew up within what I was taught was “the one true church,” the Church of Rome, also known as the Roman Catholic Church. In those days I was taught that being gay was considered an illness to be afraid of and avoided. I image many people had the same or similar experiences.