Saint Bernard Abbey is a monastery of Catholic Benedictine monks who, through prayer and work, strive to seek the love of God and neighbor.
In the 1840’s monks from Metten Abbey in Germany, a monastery founded c. 700 A.D., came to America to plant the Benedictine monastic life in the United States and to minister to the growing German-speaking immigrant population. St. Vincent’s Abbey in Latrobe, Pennsylvania became the first foundation, and in the 1870’s monks from St. Vincent’s were sent to Alabama to serve the needs of German Catholics here. In 1891 those monks gathered to establish St. Bernard Abbey in Cullman, Alabama.* One year later, 1892, a school was opened at the new Abbey.
Masses offered for your intention(s), or for persons living or deceased, are available at the abbey. An offering of $10.00 is asked for each Mass you request. Please make checks out to:
St. Bernard Abbey
send the requests and the stipend to:
Fr. Kevin, O.S.B
St. Bernard Abbey 1600
St. Bernard Dr. S.E.
Cullman, Al 35055-3057
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