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Help Me Understand Attacks of the Devil

Dear Father John,  I seem to be constantly tempted to, or away from, one thing or another.  I would like to arm myself as much as possible against this spiritual darkness.  Would you help me understand attacks of the devil? SECULAR ATHEISTS CAN develop strong willpower and natural prudence,  and they can put them to […]


Former Belmont Abbey College president dies at 85

October 10, 2009 7:33 PM: Corey Friedman, Gaston Gazette. BELMONT — The monk and priest who led Belmont Abbey College as both a president and trustee, taught Shakespeare and helped raise the curtain on the Abbey Players theatre group died Saturday at age 85. Father John Oetgen served as president of Belmont Abbey College from […]


Passing of Father John Oetgen, OSB

Father John A. Oetgen, O.S.B.Monk and Priest of Belmont Abbey 1924 – 2009 Father John Oetgen, O.S.B., a monk and priest of Belmont Abbey, died peacefully in the early hours of Saturday, October 10. He was in the sixty-fifth year of his monastic profession, and the fifty-eighth year of his priestly ministry. He was born […]