Alumni

The alumni of St. Bernard include generations of men and women who have enrolled in our schools and received their education in the Benedictine tradition of ora et labora “pray and work”. While here, Bernardians build connections and friendships that last a lifetime.

We pride ourselves on our alumni and their legacy of generosity to us. St. Bernard continues in the work of educating today’s youth – one generation passing on the tradition to the next. In today’s mobile society, St. Bernard serves as a hub for our alumni and keeps them in touch with one another.

Mark your calendars and make plans to join us as St. Bernard will again host our annual Alumni Reunion Weekend and Golf Tournament in 2022! It is a time for our alumni to come home, reconnect, and share wonderful memories. Together with the support of our alumni, St. Bernard is thriving and moving forward.

 

I’m an alum, but does my gift really make a difference?

Gifts made by our alumni to St. Bernard provide critical resources to support the operations of St. Bernard, hire and retain quality faculty and staff who maintain the educational excellence generations of alumni have experienced, and more. We rely on the generosity of all donors, especially alumni as the ambassadors of St. Bernard, to allow us the privilege to continue to educate and inspire young men and women.

A St. Bernard diploma is a passport to opening doors for a lifetime. Many of our alumni tell us that St. Bernard equipped them with the foundational tools for their success in college and life. The hallmark of a St. Bernard education is that it develops the whole student, aligned to our motto, in body, mind, and spirit: Corpus – Mens – Spiritus.

Your education was made possible through the generosity of alumni and friends that came long before you. We hope that you will give as generously as you are able. A true measure of the commitment and loyalty to one’s alma mater is the extent to which one is willing to support it. Making a gift demonstrates appreciation for and investment in St. Bernard.

Give to provide current and future Bernardians with the experience you received. Give to inspire a culture of generosity in the next generation of alumni. Give to stay connected to your St. Bernard Family.

Let us hear from you!

Have an announcement to share? Job promotion? Graduating? Moving? We are always excited to hear from our alumni! Update your information below and share any details with us in the comment box. Contact the Development and Alumni Office at any time by calling (256) 255-5857.

St. Bernard 2021 Alumni Reunion
Tentative Schedule of Events*

 

Thursday, June 24

6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m……….Golf Reception, St. Bernard Quad

Friday, June 25

7:30 a.m…………………………….Golf Registration, Terri Pines Country Club
8:00 a.m…………………………….Golf Tournament Shotgun Start, Terri Pines Country Club
9:00 a.m. – 4 p.m. …………..Alumni Check-in, Heidrich Library Great Room
6:00 p.m…………………………….Fish Fry – Freddie Day Catering, St. Bernard Quad

Saturday, June 26

7:00 a.m……………………………Trail Run/Walk, St. Bernard Woods
9:00 a.m. – Noon …………..Alumni Check-in, Heidrich Library Great Room
9:30 a.m. …………………………Abbot’s Presentation, Heidrich Library Building
Noon ………………………………..BBQ Lunch – Freddie Day Catering, St. Bernard Quad (Class photos on steps of Admin Building)
2:00 p.m…………………………..Grotto Reception, Ave Maria Grotto
4:45 p.m……………………………Vespers, Abbey Church
5:30 p.m……………………………Mass, Abbey Church
6:15 p.m. ………………………….Alumni Social, St. Bernard Quad
7:15 p.m……………………………Dinner with the Monks and Alumni – Freddie Day Catering, St. Bernard Quad

Sunday, June 27

8:00 a.m……………………………Breakfast, St. Bernard Dining Hall
10:30 a.m…………………………Mass with Monastic Community, Abbey Church
*Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, events, locations, and times are subject to change without notice.

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