Saint Meinrad Seminary & School of Theology

Formation and Education for the Life of the Church


Sr. Bernardone Rock, FSE


Head shot of Sr. Bernardone Rock, FSEDepartment: Pastoral Studies
Title: Adjunct Instructor of Liturgical Music

Education History

  • MMus (University of Minnesota, 1987)
  • MA (Ohio State University, 1973)
  • BA (Viterbo College, 1967)


Sister Bernardone Rock, a Franciscan Sister of the Eucharist, whose Motherhouse is in Meriden, CT, is the founder and program director of the John S. Duss Memorial Music Conservatory in Duluth, MN.

She is also the founder and director of the John Duss Choral Society and the Twin Ports Women's Chorale.

She has been an instructor on the faculty of Viterbo College, College of Saint Scholastica, and the University of Minnesota, Duluth.

Sister Bernardone has been choir director, organist, and music minister in several parishes in Wisconsin and Minnesota.

She is the author of several articles and numerous original compositions.