Oblate Program at Belmont Abbey, NC

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Prayers of Intercession

Oblates of Belmont Abbey are free to use the Office of their choosing to fulfill the obligation for prayer. Each form of the Office has its own set of intercessions. A common set of intercessions are offered to the Oblates as another option. Why another set of intercessions? Several reasons but the most important one […]

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Belmont Abbey: Holy Week Schedule

Sunday, March 29 — Palm Sunday 6:00 a.m. Vigil      7:00 a.m. Lauds      10:45 a.m. Mass      5:30 p.m. Vespers Monday, March 30 – Wednesday, April 1 6:00 a.m. Vigil      7:00 a.m. Lauds      11:45 a.m. Midday Prayer      5:00 p.m. Mass      7:00 p.m. Vespers […]

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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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Facebook: Oblates of St. Benedict?

At the last meeting a number of Oblates came very early expecting Mass. They reported getting their information from a “Belmont Abbey Oblate Facebook page.” In discussing the various means of communication for the Oblate Program, the Abbot expressly forbid the use of Facebook in favor of a traditional website. We live in a country […]

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Feast of Mary, Help of Christians

This feast celebrating Belmont Abbey’s Patron Saint has a recent modern origin, though it stems from the same roots of turmoil, trial, and thanksgiving as have many other titles and feasts of our Lady. The tradition of this advocation goes back to 1571, when  the whole of Christendom was saved by Mary Help of Christians […]

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Belmont Abbey: Founder’s Day

In April of 1876, Father Herman Wolf, OSB finally left [Saint Vincent Abbey in] Richmond to start his new monastery. He was accompanied by two Richmond boys, Henry Plageman and Anthony Lauman, who were to be the new schools’s first pupils and the farm’s first laborers. Garibadi [Station, now the City of Belmont] was reached […]

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A chemist’s love for the liberal arts

These days Fr. Arthur Pendleton, a monk of the Belmont Abbey Monastery, can be seen walking around campus talking to faculty and students. He frequently carries with him an assortment of books. The former chemistry teacher isn’t carrying science books, though. Now he’s looking in a more liberal direction, reading works from Thomas Aquinas to […]

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Fr. Jeremiah O’Connell

On October 20, 1894 Fr. Jeremiah O’Connell fell asleep in the Lord. Fr. O’Connell was a missionary priest who served Catholic Missions in North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia before and after the Civil War. His missionary travels throughout these three states are described in the book he authored entitled “Catholicity in the Carolinas and […]

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Art and Architecture in the Early Church

Belmont Abbey College is delighted to announce that Dr. Elizabeth Lev, featured speaker at the Eucharistic Congress on Saturday at 1:45 p.m. will also be speaking at Belmont Abbey at 12:30 p.m. on Friday, September 21, in Grace Auditorium on “Art and Architecture in the Early Church”. Dr. Lev makes her home in Rome where […]

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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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