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St. Bernard of Clairvaux

Bernard of Clairvaux (1090 CE–1153 CE), along with Hugues de Payen, was influential in developing the Latin Rule of the Templars, which governed the mode of Templar behavior and conduct.
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Council of Troyes, 1129

“We speak firstly to all those who secretly despise their own will and desire with a pure heart to serve the sovereign king as a knight and with studious care desire to wear, and wear permanently, the ver