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    Saint Bernard students create Old Testament-era oil lamps

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - This week, the students of Saint Bernard Preparatory School's Society of St. Jerome embarked on an enlightening journey by crafting reproductions...

    St. Bernard celebrates feast of patron saint with Mass, procession

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - St. Bernard Preparatory School, nestled on the picturesque 800-acre campus operated by the Benedictine Monks of St. Bernard Abbey, marked a...

    A Remarkable Start to the School Year at Saint Bernard Prep

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    The Saint Bernard Prep School community celebrated the successful completion of the first week of the school year with a heartfelt email from Headmaster,...

    7th annual Bernard Blues and BBQ Festival returning Sept. 9-10

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    CULLMAN, Ala. -  Get ready to indulge in a weekend of mouthwatering barbecue, lively music and vibrant arts at the seventh annual Bernard Blues...

    St. Bernard embarks on promising new school year

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – St. Bernard Prep began classes for the 2023-24 academic year on Aug. 14, 2023, with great enthusiasm and a vibrant community of...

    St. Bernard releases 3D ornament of Abbey Church for 2023 holiday season

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - St. Bernard is proud to announce the launch of a new 3D ornament of the Abbey Church, the first in a...

    2 Benedictine monks ordained to priesthood at St. Bernard Abbey

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - St. Bernard Abbey announces the ordination of two of its monks, Father Paschal (Gabriel) Paulter, O.S.B. and Father Pachomius (Gustavo) Alvarado-Garcia,...

    St. Bernard alumni celebrate reunions and anniversaries

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The weekend of June 22-25, 2023, was a time of joy and nostalgia for the alumni of St. Bernard, who came...

    St. Bernard to host KCBS Backyard Competition

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    CULLMAN, Ala. -   St. Bernard Prep School is adding another fun event to the seventh annual Bernard Blues and BBQ.  On Sept. 9, ...

    Athletes honored at St. Bernard

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    CULLMAN, Ala. -- St. Bernard Preparatory School celebrated its spring sports athletes on Wednesday, May 10, for their hard work and dedication to the...

    Saint Bernard recognizes students on Honors Night

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - St. Bernard recognized students for their academic accomplishments during the 2022-23 Academic year on May 3 in the Abbey Byre.  Headmaster Fr....

    Holy Week at St. Bernard Abbey

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The solemnity and seriousness of Holy Week are very evident in the Church of St. Bernard Abbey in Cullman. Crucifixes and...

    St. Bernard’s Sr. Gianna Casino awarded Outstanding Graduate Research Award

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - On Jan. 28, the Institute of the Psychological Sciences awarded St. Bernard Preparatory Religion Instructor Sr. Gianna Casino, LIHM, an Outstanding...

    New artwork donated to St. Bernard

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - St. Bernard Prep has been gifted a beautiful piece of handcrafted artwork with a very meaningful symbol – the Benedictine cross.   A...

    St. Bernard to host Open House Feb. 23

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - St. Bernard Prep School in Cullman is hosting Open House Thursday, Feb. 23, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. for students entering grades...

    St. Bernard receives TVA grant for STEM project

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - St. Bernard Preparatory School was recently awarded a $5,000 grant as part of a $1 million grant program from the Tennessee...

    St. Bernard Middle School performs ‘The First Christmas’

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - St. Bernard Preparatory Middle School performed “The First Christmas” Dec. 9-11 in the Abbey Byre. The production showcased the musical and...

    St. Bernard celebrates Thanksgiving

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Though most of us relate Thanksgiving to turkey and dressing and all the fixings, students at St. Bernard Prep gathered in...

    Veterans honored at St. Bernard

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - St. Bernard Prep and its monastic community honored veterans in a special Veterans Day Service in the Abbey Church.  Student Council President...

    St. Bernard Prep welcomes new admissions director

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Meg Glover started her new full-time admissions director position at St. Bernard Prep on Monday, Nov. 7 and completed her first...

    Open House this Thursday at St. Bernard Prep

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - St. Bernard Prep School in Cullman will host an Open House Thursday, Nov. 10 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. for boarding and...

    St. Bernard holds Senior Dedication Mass

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - St. Bernard seniors, the Class of 2023, were honored Sept. 29 with a special Senior Dedication Mass recognizing them as leaders...

    Classical guitarist Giovanni De Chiaro to perform at St. Bernard

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - American classical guitarist Giovanni De Chiaro will perform a benefit concert for St. Bernard Preparatory School in the Abbey Church on...

    St. Bernard opens school with service of commitment and blessing

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - It was a moment of wonder and excitement mixed with a bit of emotional anxiety as 136 students at Saint Bernard...

    ‘Lessons from an Invisible Child’

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - In preparation for the 2022-23 academic year at St. Bernard Prep, all teachers and staff members recently spent three days in...

    Saint Bernard Saints are heroes, too 

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Saint Bernard students rolled up their sleeves and donated blood to LifeSouth Monday, March 1 at the school. Of the 24...

    St. Bernard students inducted into National Honor Society

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - New inductees and a host of parents gathered in the Abbey Byre Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021 to honor and induct 14...

    Socially-distant Ash Wednesday observed at St. Bernard Prep

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Gathering together as a school community to observe Ash Wednesday was a bit different on the campus of St. Bernard Prep...

    PREP BOWLING: Lady Saints compete in bowling regionals

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - For the first time since the inception of bowling in the Alabama High School Athletic Association in 2016, Saint Bernard Prep’s girls’...

    St. Bernard’s Nikolas Borths named Area 12 winner of Bryant-Jordan Student-Athlete Award

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – St. Bernard student Nikolas Borths of Decatur, Alabama has been named the Area 12 winner of the Bryant-Jordan Student-Athlete Award.  The...

    St. Bernard Athletic Boosters to host Swamp John’s in place of annual drawdown

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - While the pandemic has hit the pocketbooks of the world, it has also had an effect on the Saint Bernard Athletic...

    Saint Bernard 2020-21 first semester Honor and Merit Rolls

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    Honor Roll The following students achieved Merit Roll status at St. Bernard Prep with their semester average of 95.0 and above: Grade 7 Charli Roberson Sarah Woods   Grade...

    ‘Blessing’: St. Bernard finishes first semester in session

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - “Blessing” is the first word to come to mind as St. Bernard students finished first semester exams at St. Bernard Prep...

    St. Bernard’s Fr. Bernard Denson completes degree

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - On Friday, Dec. 4, at the Benedictine Order’s Pontifical University of Sant’Anselmo in Rome, Fr. Bernard J. Denson O.S.B., a monk...

    St. Bernard celebrates Veterans Day

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Students at Saint Bernard Preparatory School were honored to be joined by community veterans and a retired U.S. Army brigadier general...

    Senior Dedication held at St. Bernard

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Saint Bernard recognized its senior class recently during a ceremony in the Abbey Church.  Family members, along with the junior class,...

    Students confirmed at Saint Bernard Prep

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Sixteen St. Bernard Prep students and two alumni received the Sacrament of Confirmation Friday evening, Sept. 18, 2020 at Saint Bernard...

    St. Bernard receives grant from Alabama State Council on the Arts

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    CULLMAN, Ala. -  The Alabama State Council on the Arts awarded 137 grants totaling $2,290,710 to 113 grantees across the state, including $5,700 to...

    St. Bernard Prep teaching in-person classes

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Two weeks into the academic school year students at St. Bernard are experiencing a different kind of environment as they take...

    Administrative assignments announced for St. Bernard Prep

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - St. Bernard Preparatory School recently completed its final preparations for the 2020-21 academic year.  In order to respond to the changes...

    Saint Bernard Prep to begin classes Monday

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Saint Bernard Preparatory School in Cullman, Alabama is looking forward to the return of most students to campus for in-person classes...

    Saint Bernard Prep to begin classes Aug. 17

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Saint Bernard Preparatory School has announced students will begin classes Monday, Aug. 17, 2020. Each year faculty and staff work all summer...

    Saint Bernard’s Tafazoli receives 2020 National Junior Honor Society Outstanding Achievement Award

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Saint Bernard Prep School’s Amelia Tafazoli, an eighth-grade student, was recently selected, one of 500 students nationwide, as a 2020 National Junior Honor...

    PREP SPORTS: Senior Recognition held at St. Bernard

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    CULLMAN, Ala. -- For the first time in eight weeks, Senior athletes gathered at St. Bernard on May 21 with their families to be recognized for...

    St. Bernard to give away 2020 Jeep April 19

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - St. Bernard Prep School is no exception to feeling the impact of the coronavirus pandemic including its 36th Annual Bloomin’ Festival...

    St. Bernard launches NASP archery program

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - While St. Bernard is no stranger to world-class archery, the school is new to implementing its own archery program as part...

    St. Bernard inducts 15 into National Honor Society  

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - St. Bernard students, faculty and staff, along with a host of parents and grandparents, gathered in the Abbey Church Wednesday, Feb.19,...

    Saint Bernard enjoys sold-out drawdown dinner

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Saint Bernard boosters hosted a sold-out crowd for its annual Booster Club Drawdown Dinner Saturday, Feb. 1.  In all, 437 tickets...

    St. Bernard student lauds Trump’s presence at March for Life

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Students and chaperones loaded two buses on the afternoon of Friday, Jan. 24, 2020 to travel with the Diocese of Birmingham...

    SBP Athletic Booster Club’s annual Drawdown Dinner set for Feb. 1

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The St. Bernard Athletic Booster Club has set Feb. 1, 2020 (Super Bowl Eve) as the date for the annual SBP...

    Dyron’s Lowcountry hosts 10th anniversary Scholarship Dinner for St. Bernard Prep

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - For the past 10 years, Dyron’s Lowcountry Restaurant in Mountain Brook has opened its doors to host a fundraising dinner for...

    Clergy celebrate Thanksgiving with St. Bernard Prep

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The students, faculty and staff of St. Bernard Prep School in Cullman celebrated their annual Thanksgiving service Wednesday before the Thanksgiving...

    Saint Bernard Prep School prepares for Thanksgiving Service

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Saint Bernard Prep President Fr. Joel Martin has been busy these past few days collecting names.  They’re not students’ names, but...

    Saint Bernard hosts German students

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - This past August, Saint Bernard Prep families opened their homes to host two German students for the 2019-20 academic year.  Just...

    Saint Bernard Preparatory School honors senior class

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - It was a beautiful day at St. Bernard as students from the middle and high schools joined together in the Abbey...

    3rd annual Bernard Blues and BBQ in the books

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The third annual Bernard Blues and BBQ was a lip-smacking success as our senior class, along with other volunteers at St....

    Retired Swiss Guard visits St. Bernard

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - St. Bernard students recently welcomed guest speaker Thiery Rock to campus, where he gave a presentation on his experience as a...

    3rd Annual Bernard Blues and BBQ Arts and Music Festival set for Sept. 14-15

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    CULLMAN, Ala. -  One of the best new art festivals in town is coming up Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 14-15, 2019. St. Bernard faculty,...

    St. Bernard Prep announces growth in enrollment

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - With the arrival of the new school year, St. Bernard Prep on Wednesday announced growth in enrollment with the addition of...

    St. Bernard honors athletes at spring awards ceremony

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Athletes at St. Bernard Prep were surrounded by family and friends for an awards ceremony May 15th as their coaches and athletic boosters recognized...

    Hooper joins staff at St. Bernard

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The St. Bernard community welcomed Tyler Hooper (SBP ’07) to the Alumni and Development Office of the school in April.  Hooper,...
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    St. Bernard students inducted into National Honor Society

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    Front row (l-r):  Jay Kim, Caleb Norman, Daniel Campos, Justin Anders, Samantha Stefani and Sara Barck;  second row (l-r): David DeJesus, Liz Medina, Alex Lewis, Anna...
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    St. Bernard’s Abbot Cletus D. Meagher set to retire this year

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    Abbot Cletus D. Meagher, O.S.B. (St. Bernard) CULLMAN - In accordance with the law proper to the American-Cassinese Congregation of Benedictine Monks, which stipulates 75...
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    St. Bernard Middle School celebrates Catholic Schools Week

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    Winning the subject bees during Catholic Schools Week at St. Bernard Middle School were (left to right) Cesar Hernandez – Seventh-Grade  Math, Nic Ruse...
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    Saint Bernard Abbey monk releases fantasy novel; book signing this Saturday

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    Br. Benedict Dyar (St. Bernard) CULLMAN - On Saturday, Jan. 12, Br. Benedict Dyar, O.S.B. will be hosting a book signing of his newly released...
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    Thanksgiving Service held at St. Bernard Prep

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    Front row (l-r):  Sr. Mary Vernon Gentle, RSM, Nazareth House, Birmingham; Abbot Cletus Meagher, OSB, Deacon Peter Nassetta, Sacred Heart Church;  and Deacon Tim...
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    St. Bernard students win awards in art competition

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    In October,  St. Bernard art students participated in the Cullman Oktoberfest art competition. (Left to right) Amber Lin received top honors with the Heritage...
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    Dyron’s Lowcountry to host benefit dinner for St. Bernard Prep

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    Fr. Marcus Voss, director of development; Sonya and Dyron Powell; and Abbot Cletus Meagher, OSB chairman of the board of directors for Saint Bernard...
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    St. Bernard Prep holds Senior Dedication Mass

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    Front row (l-r): Kim Gao, Mya Agnello, Adrian Smith, Abbot Cletus Meagher, Samantha Silva_Elliot Deep, Phoebe Coccia and Gin Zheng; second row (l-r):  Fr....
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    Benedictine monk at St. Bernard publishes first book

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    (Left) The cover of Br. Benedict Dyar’s (right) book (St. Bernard) CULLMAN - Mornings at St. Bernard Abbey are filled with early morning prayers, breakfast...
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    Benefactors Day celebrated at St. Bernard

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    Left to right: Deacon Tim Vaughn, Most Rev. John M. Quinn, D.D., Most Rev. Robert J. Baker, S.T.D. and Abbot Cletus Meagher, OSB CULLMAN - The...
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    Saint Bernard Prep School’s Emma Pierce named National Merit Semifinalist

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    Emma Pierce (St. Bernard Prep) CULLMAN - Emma Pierce, a senior at St. Bernard Prep School, has been named Cullman County’s only National Merit Semifinalist...
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    Father Bernard Denson, O.S.B., ordained to the priesthood

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    L-R: Deacon Rhodes Bolster, Bishop Robert Baker, Father Bernard Denson, Abbot Cletus Meagher, Deacon Justin Ward CULLMAN - On Saturday, July 21, the monastic community...
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    St. Bernard Prep begins new school year with renovations, 3 new faces

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    Left to right: Will Drake, Jennifer Glassford and Michael Kastner CULLMAN - Students at St. Bernard Prep School arrived on campus on Sunday, Aug. 12,...
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    3 St. Bernard Abbey monks profess solemn vows

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    Br. Dominic Lee, Abbot Cletus Meagher, Br. Pachomius Alvarado, and Br. Paschal Pautler CULLMAN - It was a grand celebration at St. Bernard Abbey on...
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    Saint Bernard students take college tour

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    SBP students tour Emory University: seated, (left to right): Alex Lewis, Kathleen George, Olivia Brown and Jackelyn Arteaga. Standing: Ian Sidley, Jimmy Schomburg, Dee...
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    St. Bernard quad getting a facelift

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    Workers from Kreps Concrete Construction are building the forms to start the walkway process. CULLMAN - Saint Bernard has undertaken a major project during the...
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    Alumni gather at Saint Bernard for annual reunion

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    Class of 1958- Front row, (left to right): Paul Boike, Robert Christy, Bob Keighery, Phil Cabri and Michael Duffy. Back row, (left to right):...

    34th annual Bloomin’ Festival set for April 21-22

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    Father Joel Martin, president of Saint Bernard Prep School, takes the keys to the 2018 Jeep Renegade from Scott Spitzer, general manager of Cullman...

    Sanchez appointed new director of Ave Maria Grotto

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    Brother Marion Sanchez / St. Bernard CULLMAN - Abbot Cletus Meagher recently appointed Brother Marion Sanchez as the director of Ave Maria Grotto following the...

    Saint Bernard cheerleaders launch shoe drive

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    Seated, (left to right): Lilly Nassetta and Alison Gongre; Standing, (left to right): Ashley Morris, Gabrielle Bennett, Claudia Fallin, Abigail Curtis and Riley Holmes CULLMAN...

    St. Bernard’s Griffin, Sweeney named National Merit finalists

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    Saint Bernard seniors Gigi Griffin, of Birmingham and Andrew Sweeney, of Madison CULLMAN - Two Saint Bernard Preparatory School seniors have advanced as finalists in...

    Saint Bernard Prep students pray the Stations of the Cross

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    Deacon Tim Vaughn, far right, completes Station 14 at the Stations of the Cross prayer service on Wednesday. Altar boys are Josh Chiodo, Christian...

    Saint Bernard students inducted into National Junior Honor Society

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    Front row, (left to right): Father Linus Kluscarits, Riley Holmes, Piper Watson, Elizabeth Hazard, Chloe Lambert, Natalie Garcia, Allison Stidham, Nicholas Ruse and Cole...

    Saint Bernard students bake king cakes for Fat Tuesday

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    Left to right: Andrew Sweeney, Ben Swalley, Eva Barck and Irena Biedenstein CULLMAN - Fat Tuesday was in full swing at Saint Bernard Prep School...

    Saint Bernard Prep’s Baillargeon resigns; Klucsarits to assume headmaster role

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    Dan Baillargeon resigns as headmaster at Saint Bernard Prep School. He is pictured with Father Linus Klucsarits, OSB, a monk of Saint Bernard Abbey,...
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    Saint Bernard Prep inducts 36 into National Honor Society

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      New Honor Society inductees: Front Row, (left to right): Fulton Gil, Gin Zheng, Elliot Deep, Adrian Smith, Abigail Curtis, Alison Gongre, Emma Pierce, Lauren...
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    Saint Bernard hires new admissions director

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    Brendan Flannery, St. Bernard Prep's new admissions director / Joyce Nix CULLMAN -  Brendan Flannery has been hired as the new admissions director for Saint...

    Saint Bernard Middle School students aid Hurricane Harvey victims

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    Jiovany Arriaga, Father Linus Klucsarits and Allison Stidham gather letters and gift cards to send to Saint John Paul II School in Houston, Texas...

    Senior Dedication Mass held at Saint Bernard

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    Seated is Abbot Cletus Meagher. First row, (left to right): Chanh Pham, Leo Hsieh, Eva Barck, Thao Nguyen, Anna Faulk, Leahrose Mami, Elizabeth Echeverria,...

    Benefactor’s Day celebrated at Saint Bernard

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    Brother Bernard Denson, Retired Abbot Victor Clark, Bishop Robert Baker, Abbot Cletus Meagher and Father Kevin Bazzel / Joyce Nix CULLMAN - A large group...

    Fr. Martin declares Bernard Blues and BBQ a success

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    Christopher Rosko of Hoover accepts a $10,000 check from Saint Bernard Prep School President, Father Joel Martin. Rosko was the grand prize winner of...

    Bernard Blues and BBQ Festival Saturday, Sunday

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    CULLMAN - Saint Bernard Prep School's new fall arts, crafts and music festival, the Bernard Blues and BBQ Festival, is this weekend, Saturday and...

    Saint Bernard to have first graduates with STEM endorsements

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    Bridget Gallegos, Jongha Park, Caleb Guthery,and Anthony Diaz enjoyed their first week back at Saint Bernard Prep / Joyce Nix CULLMAN - While students are...

    Bernard Blues and BBQ Festival set for Sept. 9-10

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    The Bernard Blues and BBQ Festival will be held Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 9-10. / Joyce Nix CULLMAN - Saint Bernard Prep School is adding...
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    Saint Bernard honor and merit rolls

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    Below are the latest honor and merit rolls from St. Bernard Preparatory School. Honor Roll Seventh Grade: Ruby Torres and Campbel Whaley Eighth Grade: Nikolas Borths, David DeJesus, Kathleen...
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    New book about Saint Bernard Oblates

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    Copies of “Benedict’s Daughter” are available at the Ave Maria Grotto or may be ordered online at www.amazon.com. Any profits from the book will...
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    Saint Bernard Prep welcomes monk as assistant headmaster

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    CULLMAN - The president of Saint Bernard Preparatory School, Father Joel Martin, O.S.B., has announced the appointment of Brother Linus Klucsarits, O.S.B. as assistant...
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    Saint Bernard Prep offers driving school to students

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    Abigail Curtis, of Cullman, is taking advantage of driving school offered at Saint Bernard Prep. CULLMAN - Saint Bernard Prep School is offering REO Driving...
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    Saint Bernard Prep athletes recognized

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    Jaden Edge, Emma Tafazoli, Anna Myers and McKenna Kline CULLMAN - Athletes at Saint Bernard were recognized recently for their performances in fall and winter...