Oblate Program at Belmont Abbey, NC

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A Letter from the Abbot

Dear Oblates, Although you have probably known of it for some time, I am happy to bring to your attention the new abbey website: belmontabbey.org. If you have not visited it already, I invite you to do so. As you will see, we now have information on our oblate program as well as a link to […]

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Two Belmont Abbey Monks To Take Solemn Vows

The Profession Mass will begin at 10:30 a.m. on July 11th in the Abbey Basilica. Brother Tobiah Abbott, O.S.B., and Brother Elias Correa-Torres, O.S.B., will take their solemn vows as monks of Belmont Abbey on July 11, the Feast of St. Benedict. The Profession Mass will begin at 10:30 a.m. in the Abbey Basilica. By taking […]

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Oblate Obligations: Approved

Abbot Placid approved the following guidelines April 12, 2012 and are now binding on all Oblates of Belmont Abbey. Oblates are reminded that these are goals they should strive toward and they accept this voluntarily. They are also reminded that these are tools to help them develop spiritually but they must take into consideration their […]

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Eulogy: Father Kenneth Geyer, O.S.B.

We are here today to give thanks and praise to God, and to celebrate the completion of the monastic life of our confrere, Father Kenneth Geyer. Last evening as we received Father Kenneth’s body for the final time into this basilica, where he was ordained to the priesthood, where he offered the divine praises every […]

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Longtime Belmont Abbey monk dies

At the age of 18, Kenneth Geyer vowed to live by the Rule of St. Benedict, who long ago instructed a community of monks to “run on the path of God’s commandments … never swerving from his instructions, then, but faithfully observing his teaching in the monastery until death.” It was that call in 1946 […]

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Day of Reflection at Belmont Abbey

Oblates and Oblate Novices are strongly encouraged to attend either this day of reflection or one that will be scheduled in Lent: December 5: Abbot Placid Solari And Father Dwight Longenecker Lead An Advent Morning Of Reflection Come “prepare the way of the Lord” in your mind and heart with our very special Advent Morning […]

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Abbot Placid’s Homily at Fr. Raymond’s Mass of Christian Burial

Mass of Christian Burial for Father Raymond Geyer, O.S.B. July 29, 2009 We have come together today to give praise and thanks to God for our dear brother, Father Raymond, who served God faithfully as a professed monk of this abbey for sixty-six years, and served the church tirelessly in his priestly ministry for over […]

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