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Abbot Oscar, 7th Abbot of Belmont, Passes Away(0)

November 22, 2017

The Right Reverend Oscar C. Burnett, seventh abbot of Belmont Abbey, died peacefully in the Lord, shortly after 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, November 21, 2017.  A native of Savannah, GA, he is the third of five children of the late Oscar Caldwell Burnett and Ellen Nell (née Wheeler) Burnett. Throughout his life, he was devoted […]

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July-August Newsletter Posted

The July-August Newsletter is posted to the web and has been mailed to the Oblates on the mailing list. This month’s edition includes the revised Prayers of Intercessions for the Divine Office. Oblates are free to use the Office of their choosing to fulfill the obligation for prayer. Each form of the Office has its own […]

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Father Edmund McCaffrey, former Belmont abbot, dies at 83

CHARLESTON, S.C. — Father Edmund McCaffrey, a retired priest of the Diocese of Charleston who was a former Benedictine monk and former abbot of Belmont Abbey, died Nov. 13, 2016. He died in Louisville, Ky., where he resided with the Little Sisters of the Poor. He was 83. A Mass of Christian Burial will be […]

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Bishop Curlin’s Remembrances of St. Teresa of Calcutta: Do You Risk Your Heart?

This article was published a few years ago on this site. In light of Mother’s canonization yesterday it seems appropriate to re-published today. Bishop-Emeritus William Curlin, who retired as Ordinary of the Diocese of Charlotte in 2002, spoke at Belmont Abbey’s Grace Auditorium on Oct. 23, 2012 about his friendship with Mother Teresa. He was invited […]

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