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Arthur J. Pendleton, O.S.B. January 24, 1930 – February 21, 2020

  • On February 26, 2020
Father Arthur J. Pendleton, O.S.B passed over to the Lord on Friday evening, February 21, at Belmont Abbey, in the 60th year of his monastic profession and the 56th year of his priesthood. He was born in Providence, RI, on January 24, 1930, the son of Arthur N. and Mary Agnes Ryan Pendleton. After earning […]
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Br. Bede Makes Simple Profession

  • On January 16, 2020
Br. Bede (Daniel) McKeon professed simple vows (for three years) and received the monastic hood at Mass on the Memorial of Saints Maur and Placid, January 15, 2020.  Present for the profession and celebration were the members of the monastic community, priests of the Diocese of Charlotte, members of the College community, as well as […]
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Br. Leo Makes Simple Profession

  • On July 12, 2019
Br. Leo (Sean) Young professed simple vows (for three years) and received the monastic hood at the Mass for the Feast of St. Benedict, Patriarch of Western Monasticism on July 11, 2019.  Present for the profession and celebration were the members of the monastic community, priests of the Diocese of Charlotte, members of the College […]
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Fr. Kieran Neilson, OSB July 2, 1932 – February 27, 2019

  • On February 28, 2019
Father Kieran Neilson died peacefully in the Lord at Belmont Abbey on Wednesday, February 27, strengthened by the sacraments. Alexander Patrick Neilson, known as Paddy to his family and friends, was born on July 2, 1932 in Charlotte, NC, the son of the late Alexander J. and Catherine Jones Neilson. He attended O’Donoghue School in […]
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Br. Bede Commences Novitiate

  • On February 19, 2019
Our postulant, Daniel McKeon, was clothed in the monastic habit and received the name Br. Bede at Vespers (evening prayer) on January 14, 2019.  This ceremony marks the beginning of the Novitiate, which will continue for him until January 15, 2020.  The Novitiate is a period of formation and instruction in the monastic way of […]
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Fr. Christopher Led the Benedictine Volunteer Corps Retreat

Fr. Christopher Led the Benedictine Volunteer Corps Retreat

  • On August 8, 2018
Fr. Christopher Kirchgessner directed the Belmont Abbey Benedictine Volunteer Corps retreat this year from August 5-12, cohosted by Belmont Abbey monastery and the Sisters of Mercy of the Southeast Region at their Sacred Heart campus.  The retreat has helped prepare the year’s volunteers, Jessica Camano, Anne Parlmer, Michael Bedard, and Kevin Barrett, for their nine […]
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Br. James Professes Solemn Vows

Br. James Professes Solemn Vows

  • On August 8, 2018
Br. James Raber professed solemn vows at our community’s Eucharistic celebration on the Feast of Saint Benedict, July 11, 2018.  For Br. James, the profession of solemn vows marks the conclusion of his canonical period of formation, as he has committed himself now to seek and serve God in this community for the rest of […]
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Br. Leo Commences Novitiate

  • On August 8, 2018
Our postulant, Sean Young, was clothed in the monastic habit and received the name Br. Leo at Vespers (evening prayer) on July 10, 2018.  This ceremony marks the beginning of the Novitiate, which will continue for him until July 11, 2019.  The Novitiate is a period of formation and instruction in the monastic way of […]
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Monks Serve in Belmont Abbey College’s Summer Schola Program

Monks Serve in Belmont Abbey College’s Summer Schola Program

  • On August 8, 2018
Abbot Placid Solari, Br. Anselm Cundiff, Br. George Rumley, and Br. James Raber were all collaborators in Belmont Abbey College’s summer Schola program.  Over the period July 9-21, two separate groups of high school students were hosted at Belmont Abbey College, each for a week.  At the core of the program, the students were engaged […]
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