to the Belmont Abbey website.
behalf of the monks of the Abbey of St Michael and All Angels, Belmont,
Hereford, England, I invite you use and enjoy our website and so get to know
more about our life and work as a Benedictine Community, members of the English
Benedictine Congregation and part of the Roman Catholic Church.
is a place of great beauty with a fascinating history, a magnificent church and
attractive gardens. Today it is a thriving, hardworking Community following the
Rule of St Benedict and committed to sharing its rich spiritual and liturgical
life with others, both at Belmont, in our foundation in Peru and in the many
parishes and chaplaincies for which we are responsible.
can discover all this through the website or you can visit us and see for
yourselves. I hope that your contact with us will be a real blessing and pray
that God, in his infinite goodness and loving mercy, will bless you and your
Abbot Paul Stonham
Abbot's Homily for the Latin Mass Society Pilgrimage to
Holywell in honour of St Winifred July 6th 2014
Gogoniant i'r Tad, ac i'r Mab, ac i'r Ysbryd Glân. Amen.
What a wonderful occasion this is and how blessed we are to be at this
Mass and Pilgrimage today. We are following in the footsteps of countless
pilgrims who have been drawn to Holywell by the eternal memory of St. Winifred,
her powerful intercession and undying desire to heal in body, soul and spirit
all who with humility and faith come to this sacred place that commemorates her
holy life and glorious martyrdom.
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Ordination to the Diaconate of Dom Jonathan Rollinson
July in the Abbey Church, the Archbishop of Cardiff, the Most
Reverend George Stack, ordained Dom Jonathan Rolllinson to the Diaconate. Br
Jonathan has just concluded his theological studies in Rome and has returned to
Belmont. We pray for Br. Jonathan as he begins his ministry and for more vocations to the diaconate, priesthood and religious life.
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Archbishop George's homily
always been the custom at Belmont to welcome religious guests over the Summer
period, especially monks studying together with our own brethren.
years now we have given hospitality to Basilian and Studite monks from the
Ukraine. This July Basilian fathers Pandeleimon Trofimov and Joseph Kralka,
both studying for doctorates in Rome, are visiting us.
We also have
the pleasure of welcoming Fr Paul Kolie from Guinee Conakry, who is a monk of
Keur Moussa Abbey, Senegal. He is studying Monastic Theology at Sant'Anselmo and
is a friend of our Br Jonathan.
September we will have the Prior of the Studite monastery of Univ in the
Ukraine, Fr Makariy Dutka, staying with us for a month.There
also appear to be countless other visitors, which reminds us of what St
Benedict has to say about the reception of guests in the Holy Rule: guests
should never be missing in a monastery.
Abbey Open Day
Throughout the year the Monastic Community at Belmont hosts a series of open
days where visitors can visit our beautiful Abbey Church, have a free guided
tour and learn about our rich history and what it is like to live and work in
this place. The next open day will be on Saturday 2nd August starting
at 10.00 a.m. Please click here for further details.
Benedict's English Disciples
Monday 11th to Thursday 14th August
(3 days. Registration Fee £28 plus £15 transport)
Led by Dom Brendan Thomas, Abbot Paul Stonham and others.
The English disciples of Saint Benedict have helped shape the soul of our nation in both word and deed. In this retreat we look towards these men and women for guidence and inspirtaion as we seek to follow the paths of holiness and peace. This retreat will also include visits to the beautiful Tewksbury Abbey, and the Anglo Saxon Deerhurst.
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Friday 15th August 10.00am-4.00pm
A day of prayer and reflection on this, the greatest feast of the Virgin Mary.
Solemn Pontifical Mass with the Monastic Community at 12 noon.
Cost: £15 which includes morning coffee, 2 course lunch and afternoon tea.
Booking Essential. Telephone Father Andrew 01432 374724
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