Free Resources During Social Distancing - St. Bernard's

Free Resources During Social Distancing

Mar 31, 2020

Spiritual & Intellectual Enrichment during Time of Quarantine

Greetings in Christ, and a special blessing to you in these troubled times. My name is Dr. Stephen Loughlin and I am the President of St. Bernard’s School of Theology and Ministry in Rochester, NY.

As a graduate school, St. Bernard’s has been privileged over the years to offer high quality instruction in Catholic theology, pastoral ministry, and philosophy to the Dioceses of Rochester, Albany, and Syracuse. Recently, we have begun to share our talents throughout North America through our distance education program utilizing Zoom videoconferencing and our Canvas learning management system. Now, in the midst of the ongoing developments related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, we have decided not only to offer our courses and degree programs completely online, but also to extend to you the opportunity to audit courses from our upcoming Summer Session for free!

Here are a few of our courses you can take advantage of beginning Wednesday, May 6th:

  1. Tolkien the Artist: Creativity & the Image of God
  2. Political Theology
  3. The Gospel of Life: Life Issues & Contemporary Challenges
  4. Philosophy of God: Knowing the Beyond or Beyond Knowing?
  5. Christian Anthropology
  6. And more!

We’re making these courses available for auditing free as part of our contribution to the wider community during this time of confinement. Our professors are passionate about what and how they teach, and welcome readily the opportunity to engage anyone who wishes to partake of these most interesting courses taught synchronously through Zoom videoconferencing.

Please take a moment to visit our website through the links provided above. If you wish to audit one of these courses for free, scroll down to the bottom of the page provided by the above links and click “Online Auditor Application.” Once this application is complete, our Admissions Director will then be in touch with you to get you started.

May we take this time to pray to the Lord, our harbor and our true hope, and may we remember all those who are most vulnerable: those with preexisting conditions, the elderly, the poor, and those who have no one to care for them. Be assured of our prayers for you and your loved ones during this time.


Stephen J. Loughlin, President/Professor of Philosophy