St. Bernard of Clairvaux
To commemorate the 600th
anniversary of the death of St. Bernard (1090-1153) the Vatican issued
two stamps which show him at work in his scriptorium. The picture is
based on the tempura painting, "Apparition of the Virgin to St.
Bernard," by Filippino Lippi, 1486. The painting is preserved in the
Church of Badia in Florence.
The stamps are the same, only one is shown.