Love & Blomquist, LLC would like to introduce to you our St. Bernard friend, Barry. As you will read below, Barry’s has quite a history and he is a symbol of our services. The Hospice du Grand St. Bernard sits high in the Swiss Alps. It is located near the Italian border and is one the oldest human settlements in Europe. It was established in the tenth century by Bernard of Menthon, who was later canonized St. Bernard. The sole purpose of the hospice was the care of pilgrims passing through on their way to Rome. Through the years the monks of the hospice rescued countless victims of avalanches and gave aid to travelers during the bitter winters. By the eighteenth century they began enlisting the help of the sure footed Alpine Mastiffs. These massive dogs had an amazing sense of direction and were able to follow the treacherously narrow trails, even when the trails were covered in deep snow. Their superior sense of smell, weather-resistant coats, and strength enhanced their ability to guide and rescue travelers. These dogs became essential to the work of the monks at the St. Bernard Hospice.
By 1800 they had established a kennel and their own breeding program. The dogs became known as the St. Bernard & their fame is immortalized by the tale of “Barry”, the St. Bernard. Barry is credited with saving 40 lives himself. In his honor one dog at the monastery is always named Barry, even today.
We want our legacy planning services to help our clients just as “Barry” and the other St. Bernards have helped weary travelers over the centuries. Our legal
services are intended to help people plan to avoid the potential pitfalls of the various seasons of life. In the event people fail to adequately plan, we provide legal services designed to rescue and preserve a portion of what has taken a lifetime to accumulate.
Our legacy planning team aspires to provide you with the quality of legal services that Barry provided to travelers so long ago.