Profile: Brother Elias

Brother Elias on Becoming a Monk

"There is an insight gained from an actual visit… It was through this whole process that I felt emotionally drawn to Belmont Abbey, excited and enthusiastic about the possibility."
Brother Elias' Story

The Latest Monastery News: July 2014

Father Elias Correa-Torres, O.S.B. was ordained to the priesthood on April 25 by Bishop Peter Jugis, the Bishop of Charlotte. Father Elias celebrated a Mass of Thanksgiving in the abbey basilica on April 27, the Octave of Easter.

Abbot Placid, Father Kieran and Brother Tobiah made a pilgrimage in April and May to the Shrine of the Blessed Virgin in Lourdes, France, with the Knights and Dames of the Order of Malta. Father Kieran was a guest of the Order of Malta, making the pilgrimage as a malade, and Brother Tobiah went as his companion.

Belmont Abbey College celebrated commencement exercises on May 17 with the Baccalaureate Mass and Graduation in front of the abbey basilica.

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Local Monastery Sights: Lourdes Grotto

Lourdes Grotto

Lourdes Grotto

The monastery's Lourdes Grotto was created in 1891. Intended to foster prayers for vocations, it was blessed as a Pilgrimage Shrine.

The Grotto is just one of many sites in and around Belmont Abbey.

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