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 2022 Alumni Reunion
Schedule of Events

 

Friday, June 24, 2022

Noon – (Optional) Golf on your own at Terri Pines Country Club (See info below.)

 

1 p.m. – 4 p.m. – Alumni Check-in, Heidrich Library Great Hall

 

5:30 p.m. – Fish Fry – Freddie Day Catering, St. Bernard Quad

 

Saturday, June 25, 2022

7:00 a.m. – Trail Run/Walk, St. Bernard Woods

 

8:00 a.m. – Breakfast, St. Bernard Dining Hall

 

9:00 a.m. – Noon – Alumni Check-In, Heidrich Library Great Hall

 

9:30 a.m. – Abbot’s Presentation, Heidrich Library Great Hall

 

Noon – BBQ Lunch, St. Bernard Quad

 

1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. – (Optional) Goat Island Brewery Happy Hour for Alumni

 

1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. – Ave Maria Grotto Tours

 

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, St. Bernard Quad

 

Sunday, June 26, 2022

8:00 a.m. – Breakfast, St. Bernard Dining Hall

 

10:30 a.m. – Mass with Monastic Community, Abbey Church

 

Things to do on your own…

 

Want to play golf on Friday, June 24?

Terri Pines Country Club has reserved the course for five teams of 4 players.  More can be added.

Teams may tee off between 12:08 and 12:32 p.m.

Cost $49 per person.

Contact Matt Livengood – (256) 739-0738 to reserve your spot.

 

Want to shop?

The Cullman Warehouse District is located in the very heart of the city. Having been recently refurbished, the old stockrooms now host Cullman’s finest shopping experience. With new stores opening up regularly, you are sure to find a wide variety to feed all your senses.

 

Want to go Antiquing?

Yesterday’s Antiques – 105 2nd Ave, SW, Cullman, AL  35055

Specializes  in hand painted porcelain, Limoges, Nippon, Dresden, Meissen, Art Glass, Country Store, Vintage Signs and Advertising, French Furniture, and more.

 

Southern Accents Architectural Antiques – 308 2nd Avenue, SE Cullman, AL

The largest Architectural Antique store in the Southeast. Visit www.sa1969.com to view a collection of antique and salvage items. Their showroom is open Tuesday – Saturday for your convenience.

 

Finders Keepers Cullman – 201 1st Avenue SW, Cullman, AL

https://www.facebook.com/Finders-Keepers-Cullman-LLC-225225557504917/

 

Highway Pickers – 1354 Hwy 278 W, Cullman, AL 256-841-5293

 

More attractions and information can be found at:

https://www.visitcullman.org/

 

Special Afternoon Event, Saturday, June 25

Meet at the Goat Island Brewery – 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Happy Hour Prices – Goat Island Brewery, 1646 John Cooper Drive, Cullman, AL

 

Accommodations

Hotel accommodations available at:

https://www.visitcullman.org/stay/lodging

 

Boniface Hall Retreat and Conference Center has limited availability.

To reserve a room, call (256) 734-3946.

Share or update your information for our alumni records.

 

NOTE: This is NOT where you register for Alumni Reunion 2022. Click the red button above to register.