Saint Bernard Abbey
A series of Cross photos by © Eric Shindelbower
The Saint Bernard Abbey is a monastery of
Catholic monks who, through prayer and work, strive to seek one
thing: the love of God and neighbor. The St. Bernard Abbey
is the only Benedictine Abbey in Alabama and it was founded in 1891.*
The Ave Maria Grotto - "Jerusalem In Miniature"
The Ave Maria Grotto is located on the grounds of St. Bernard Abbey and consists of a landscaped hillside of 125 small stone and cement structures, the handiwork of the creative genius, Brother Joseph Zoettel, O.S.B., for almost 70 years a monk of St. Bernard Abbey.*
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Saint Bernard Abbey Cemetery
Saint Bernard Preparatory School
Located in the
Appalachian foothills of North Alabama and just outside of Cullman, a
city of about 18,000 inhabitants, the campus of Saint Bernard
Preparatory School is situated on more than eight hundred wooded
acres. These natural surroundings make a marvelous setting for the
pursuits of academia. Saint Bernard Preparatory School is
Alabama's only Catholic boarding school.* http://www.stbernardprep.com/
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*Abbey - Excerpted from Welcome to Saint Bernard Abbey leaflet.
*Grotto - Excerpted from A Self Guided Tour Of The Ave Maria Grotto by Father Aloysius Plaisance, OSB., Ph.D.
*Prep School - Excerpted from Saint Bernard Preparatory School campus information web page.
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