St. Bernard's School of Theology and Ministry

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St. Bernard's School of Theology and Ministry
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Current facility in Pittsford
Established 1893 (original St. Bernard's)
1981 (current institution)
Type Private
Religious affiliation Roman Catholic Church
President Sister Dr. Patricia A. Schoelles, SSJ, Ph.D. (Rochester Campus)[1]
Dean Sister Dr. Katherine Hanley, CSJ, Ph.D. (Albany Campus)[2]
Academic staff 25
Location Pittsford, New York, USA
43°06′05″N 77°31′34″W / 43.1013°N 77.5260°W / 43.1013; -77.5260Coordinates: 43°06′05″N 77°31′34″W / 43.1013°N 77.5260°W / 43.1013; -77.5260
Campus Main campus in Pittsford; extension in Albany; classes in Syracuse at LeMoyne College
Affiliations University of Rochester, Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School (Rochester), Siena College (Albany)
Website www.stbernards.edu
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St. Bernard's School of Theology and Ministry is a Roman Catholic theological school in Pittsford, New York. It has existed in its current form since 2003, but has existed through previous forms since 1893.

Its origin institution was Saint Bernard's Seminary, founded in 1893 in Rochester. Lasting 98 years in the same location on the north side of Rochester, it also educated men and women for lay ministry;[3] was one of the first[citation needed] U.S. seminaries to accept laity. Its campus still exists and is on the National Register of Historic Places.

In 1981, Saint Bernard's Seminary closed and St. Bernard's Institute was created to replace it, moving to the campus of Colgate Rochester Divinity School, sharing the buildings, including the library, and cross-registering students for classes that fit both schools' curricula. The Institute also opened an extension in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany in autumn 1989.[3]

In 2003, St. Bernard's assumed its current name and[citation needed] moved to its own facility on French Road,[3] adjacent to the campus of Nazareth College in Pittsford.

It is the official repository for the writings and papers of the noted evangelist and author, Venerable Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen, who was Roman Catholic Bishop of Rochester.[citation needed]

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  1. ^ http://www.stbernards.edu/index.cfm/about-st-bernards/faculty-and-administration/patricia-a-schoelles/ St. Bernard's School of Theology and Ministry web site (Patricia A. Schoelles' web page).
  2. ^ http://www.stbernards.edu/index.cfm/about-st-bernards/faculty-and-administration/katherine-hanley/ St. Bernard's School of Theology and Ministry web site (Katherine Hanley's web page).
  3. ^ a b c "History". Rochester, New York: Colgate Rochester Divinity School. Retrieved 2014-10-05. In 1981, St. Bernard's Seminary was closed, and St. Bernard's Institute was born and entered into a covenant relationship with Colgate Rochester Crozer. It moved to the CRCDS campus, where it remained until recently. It was finally able to build a new campus nearby, and changed its name to St. Bernard's School of Theology and Ministry. But through these changes it has remained in covenant partnership with CRCDS. 

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