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Catholic Benedictine Tradition

Character shaped by our founding Benedictine communities

 The Catholic character of SBCK is shaped by the Benedictine communities that founded the colleges in the 19th century and continues to foster the academic, spiritual and social life of these institutions. Today, Benedictine women and men remain actively involved in teaching and administration. Their prayerful presence in community life provides the stable sense of home for which SBCK is so well known. By living according to the Holy Rule of Saint Benedict, members of the Monastic communities cultivate love of God, neighbor and self through the art of listening, worship and balanced humane living. They challenge students to embrace these values as well.

 A tradition of Catholic intellectual thought

As a Catholic Private School, SBCK shares in the rich tradition of Catholic intellectual thought. Students’immersion in the practical activities of the Benedictine Spirituality seeks to promote a deeper understanding of their faith and service to the society and to lay the foundation for meaningful participation in student life, through which their faith finds expression in the world.

A welcoming community

The Benedictine value of hospitality creates a welcoming community for individuals of all faiths. Students from many diverse belief systems collectively bring a rich dimension to the academic, cultural and religious experience at SBCK.