to the Belmont Abbey website.
behalf of the monks of the Abbey of St Michael and All Angels, Belmont,
Hereford, England, I invite you to 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.
Click here to read the rest of the homily
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. We 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.
Sixth Form College Choir
Choir will be doing four practice sessions at Belmont, followed by Evening
Prayer, on the following Wednesdays: 3rd September, 10th September, 24th September and 22nd
October 2014. Practices
begin at 3pm and Evensong at 5pm. All
are welcome to listen, especially to the celebrations of Evening Prayer. The
Choir has become famous for the quality of its singing and has issued several
CDs. It leads services and gives concerts all over the country and abroad.
year the Choir will be celebrating the Advent Service of Nine Carols and Nine
Lessons together with the Monastic Community at Belmont on Saturday, 13th
December at 7.30pm. All are welcome.
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 Thursday 11th September starting
at 10.00 a.m. Please click here for further details.
Mysteries Of Grace
Saturday 4th October 10.00am-4.00pm
Led by Dom Andrew Berry
In October, the month of the Holy Rosary, we offer a day of prayer and reflection on the mysteries of our redemption. The day will include the celebration of Mass. For lunch please bring sandwiches. Tea and coffee provided. Suggested offering £8. All are most welcome.
Friday 21st to Sunday 23rd November
Cost £26 plus meals and accommodation.
Led by Dom Brendan Thomas
"I do not see the bible I dreamed it" wrote Marc Chagall. On
this weekend we will reflect on Chagell's great spiritual vision inspired by scripture and a deep faith. What can we learn from a man who, of all artists, is a favourite of Pope Francis, what can we learn as we look out on the world with our eyes of faith? Can we celebrate life with that same humour and joy, and fill it with that same love that infused his paintings?
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Christmas at Belmont
Unfortunately we have had to cancel Christmas at Belmont for 2014. However, we hope to be able to run this retreat again for Christmas 2015.