See this online ebook and audiobook:
- On Loving God, by St. Bernard of Clairvaux.
- The ebook is available on this page of Catholic Treasury; on this page of Paths of Love: Catholic Vocation Discernment, which also has on this page the original Latin text De Diligendo Deo; on this page of The Prodigal Catholic Blog, which has a summary on this page; at Christian Classics Ethereal Library, of which an except is available at Boston University; and at Internet Archive.
- The audiobook read by Phil Chenevert is available at LibriVox. The audiobook read by Kirsten Ferreri is available at LibriVox and at Youtube, and another copy at Youtube. The audiobook read by an unknown speaker from the CCEL text is available on this page of the Classic Catholic Audiobooks Youtube channel, and on this page of the Catholica Youtube channel.
For the Feast of Saint Bernard of Clairvaux in the Latin church and in the Maronite church. For other online texts and legally free ebooks, you may access the List of Free eBooks (Arranged by Title) and the List of Free eBooks (Grouped by Subject).
“As the Father hath loved me, I also have loved you. Remain in my love. If you keep my commandments, you will remain in my love, as I also have kept my Father’s commandments, and do remain in his love… This is my commandment, that you love one another, as I have loved you. Greater love than this no man hath, that a man lay down his life for his friends. You are my friends, if you do the things that I command you.” (St. John xv, 9-10, 12-14)
“Let us, therefore, love God, because God first hath loved us. If any man say, I love God, and hateth his brother; he is a liar. For he that loveth not his brother whom he seeth, how can he love God, whom he seeth not? And this commandment we have from God, that he who loveth God, love also his brother.” (I John iv, 19-21)