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."
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The Latest Monastery News: May 2015

The annual Bishop’s Youth Pilgrimage for the Diocese of Charlotte was held at the abbey on Saturday, April 11. Belmont Abbey College students organized the program for the nearly nine hundred middle school and high school youth in attendance. Bishop Peter Jugis and Abbot Placid presided at the liturgies and Eucharistic procession.

We welcomed back this year’s participants in the Benedictine Volunteers Corps home from their stay in Tanzania with a reception in the Lowry Alumni House on Friday, April 24. Alumni of the program, benefactors and monks attended the reception. Father Christopher is the leader of this program.

Brother Anselm Cundiff spoke at the college’s "Breakfast with Benedict" program on Wednesday, April 22.

Abbot Placid joined the Knights and Dames of Malta for the annual pilgrimage to Lourdes, France, April 29-May 6.

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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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