When was Saint Bernard of Menthon born?
He was officially born in c.996 in Italy. Saint Bernard of Menthon was born in 923 in the Château de Menthon near Annecy, in Savoy.
It depends which Saint Bernard you are talking about. St. Bernard of Clarivaux is patron saint of beekeepers, bees, candlemakers, chandlers, Gibraltar, Queens College Cambridge, wax-melters, and wax refiners. (http://saints.sqpn.com/saintb08.htm) St. Bernard of Menthon is patron saint of the Alps, Alpinists, mountain climbers, mountaineers, skiers, and travelers in the mountains. (http://saints.sqpn.com/saintb23.htm) There may be other Saint Bernards as well. :
ST. BERNARD OF MONTJOUX (Skiers / Mountain Climbers) In the time of Bernard, travelers crossed the snowy Alpine Mountains during the winter. Bernard, also known as Bernard of Menthon, set up rest stops on two mountaintops. His successors raised dogs atop these mountains and labeled them Saint Bernards. Memorial: May 28th
The name "St. Bernard" originates from traveler's hospice on the often treacherous St. Bernard Pass in the Western Alps between Switzerland and Italy, where the name was passed to the local dogs. The pass, the lodge, and the dogs are named for Bernard of Menthon, the 11th century monk who established the station. (Wikipedia) For the source and more detailed information concerning your request, click under the related links section (Wikipedia) indicated directly below this…