Bernard of Waging

Bernard Of Waging a Benedictine, was born about 1400, studied at Salzburg and Vienna, and joined the Benedictines at Tegernsee in 1446. On account of his piety and learning he was appointed prior of the convent at Tegernsee; hence he is generally called prior Tegernseensis. He now labored for the benefit of his monastery, and for his clergy he wrote, Confessionale: Speculum Mortis: Consolatorium Tribulatorum: Premediarius Pusillanimium:De Cognoscendo Deum: De Sentimentis Spiritualibus, etc. For the monks at Wiblingen he wrote, in 1456, Contra Esum Carnium; for those at St. Ulrich, in Augsburg, De Materia Eucharistica and Contra Vitium Propriet. In 1461 he assisted bishop John of Aich in the reformation of the Pergen monastery, and prepared for the clergy, Praeparat. ad Missam; Formula Communis; and Speculum Pastorum. With the cardinal Nicolaus of Cusa, with whom he was intimately connected, he also assisted in reforming the monasteries at Georgenberg and Sonnenburg in 1554, and whose work, De Docta Ignorantia, he defended against the attacks of the Carthusian prior, Vincent of Axbach. He died August 2, 1472. See Pez, Bibl. Ascet. tom. 7, praef. n. 10; Braunmuller, in Wetzer u. Welte's Kirchenlexikon, s.v. (B.P.)

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