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Our Work

The monks of St. Bernard Abbey are involved in various works and apostolates.  Click on the images below to learn more.

Farm & Garden

Cows, Chickens, & Vegetables

The monks run a small beef-cattle farm.  They also have about 40 chickens, whose eggs they eat for breakfast.  There is also a small garden which supplies fresh summer vegetables.

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Manual Labor & Groundskeeping

Care of our Land

A main principle of Benedictine life and work is the sanctification of the land we inhabit.  We care for and cultivate our property just as God called Adam & Eve to do in the Garden of Eden.

Benedictine Brothers' Bakery

Bread & Cookies

The monks bake various breads and cookies to sell.  Support us by buying monk-made baked goods at our Grotto Shop or online!

St. Bernard Scriptorium

Publishing Books

The monks publish various books about our life and the history of our monastery.  Find a selection of our publications at our Grotto Shop or online.

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St. Bernard Preparaory School

In the Benedictine Tradition

The monks proudly educate young men and women in the arts of knowledge and of the spiritual life.  Learn more about our 7 - 12 grade boarding school.

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& Guests

Welcome all as Christ

The monks receive countless guests each year to visit and pray with us.  Many pilgrims come also to visit the Ave Maria Grotto.


Find out more about visiting us.

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