Profile: Abbot Placid

Abbot Placid on Becoming a Monk

"The monks impressed me as very talented men who were doing a good work, and were happy with their life. That was very attractive to me, and I wanted to be a part of that good work."
Abbot Placid's Story

The Latest Monastery News: January 2017

On January 5, the monastic community together with members of the college faculty and administration joined the Board of Trustees for dinner during their annual board retreat.

Brother Gregory Marshall, O.S.B. made his Solemn Profession at the Conventual Mass on Sunday, January 15. Bishop emeritus William Curlin and priests of the Charlotte Diocese joined the monastic and college communities and oblates for the celebration.

Father Elias was one of the speakers for Belmont's annual Unity Day Celebration, held on Monday, January 16.

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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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