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 this vastly improved site 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 pray that your contact with us may be a real blessing and that
you will find exactly what you are looking for.
Abbot Paul Stonham
we pass from light to darkness, as Christ enters Jerusalem amid cries of joyful
acclamation, for soon the Hosannas will turn into shouts of Crucify, crucify.
And yet we know that Christ's suffering, his Passion and Death on the Cross,
will ultimately lead to the glory of the Empty Tomb, from darkness to light in
the dawn of Easter.
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In Organis et Canticis
Grand Recital of Gregorian Chant and Organ Music
Saturday 26th April at 7.30pm
To celebrate Easter and the Canonisation of
St John XXIII and St John Paul II
Given by the Monastic Community and Stasio Sliwka
Entry by donation. Refreshments follow in Hedley Lodge.
In Honour of Our Lady
Wednesday 14th May 2014
Starting at 9.00 P.M.
Preacher: Dom Brendan Thomas
Abbey Shop Open
Refreshments and Hot Drinks Available
Begh's Parish, Whitehaven
Friday, 21st February,
Abbot Paul and Fr Matthew, Parish Priest of St Begh's, an incorporated Belmont
parish, together with several priests of the Lancaster Diocese serving in
Cumbria, joined with the Knights of St Columba to celebrate the 90th
anniversary of the founding of the Knights at St Begh's, just 5 years after
they began in Glasgow. It was a truly magnificent celebration. A Mass of
Thanksgiving was celebrated at St Begh's and this was followed by a gala dinner
with speeches, prizes and awards at the social centre. Fr Matthew was made an
honorary member of the Knights. It was particularly moving to see the widows of
a good number of Knights enjoying the celebrations. We now look forward to the
centenary in 2024.
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Shrove Tuesday evening, the Community entertained our fifty or so volunteers to
a festal supper in the monks' refectory. We are grateful to our volunteers who
work with us in the monastery shop, the retreats' department, the education and
schools' visits' team and as welcomers and guides in the abbey church for open
days and other special occasions.
a delicious meal, pancake relay racing, devised by Br Bernard, took place
between mixed teams of monks and volunteers, after which we relaxed over tea and
coffee. It was a great evening, thoroughly enjoyed by all present, an excellent
way to begin Lent in good spirits.
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The Belmont Easter Retreat
Thursday 17th April (pm) to Monday 21st April (am).
From Maundy Thursday and Good Friday to the great celebration of Easter we pray and live the Paschal Mystery of Christ.
Led by: Dom Brendan Thomas & Dom Alex Echeandía Loro.
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