St. Bernard College, 1895, Overview
St. Bernard College, conducted by the Benedictine Fathers, was founded in 1892 by the Rt. Reverend Benedict Menkes, O. S. B.: in 1893 it was chartered by an act of the State Legislature of Alabama, and empowered to confer the degrees usually granted by Colleges.
The object of this institution is to impart to young men a thorough moral and mental training, thereby affording them the best means of attaining the highest success in life.
It is situated one and one half miles east of Cullman, Ala. All trains of the Louisville A Nashville R. R. line stop at Cullman. Conveyances, by which visitors cun readily reach the College within minutes, are always at hand on the arrival of trains.
The location is considered the most healthful in the state, entirely free from malarious fevers, and all other obnoxious diseases: and although conveniently accessi ble, it is nevertheless entirely secluded from everything distractive to youth in pursuit of knowledge.
The buildings, of modern construction, are large and commodious: the rooms, thoroughly ventilated and equipped with whatever may tend to the convenience and comfort of the inmates, are spacious high and light.
The summer being long and winter mild, students can enjoy all their recreation hours in the open air; for this ample and advantageously situated play grounds have been provided and equipped with such out-door games as afford amusing as well as healthful exercise: these again are bounded by shady groves and walks, permitting cool and pleasant retreats. Moreover, Nature has supplied this institution with a beautiful creek, known as the Eight Mile River, which flows through the entire college property and is situated at the foot of the hill on which the buildings stand. This creek affords splendid opportunities for swimming, fishing and boating; and being of no great depth, it is perfectly safe.
1. "St. Bernard College", Catalogue of the Officers and Students of St. Bernard College, Cullman, Alabama, 1895-96, page 6.
See AlsoSt. Bernard College 1895-96 Catalogue
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