Mission Statement of Belmont Abbey College

Our mission is to educate students in the liberal arts and sciences so that in all things God may be glorified. In this endeavor, we are guided by the Catholic intellectual tradition and the Benedictine spirit of prayer and learning. Exemplifying Benedictine hospitality, we welcome a diverse body of students and provide them with an education that will enable them to lead lives of integrity, to succeed professionally, to become responsible citizens, and to be a blessing to themselves and to others.

abbey cross Mission & Vision

This is the Vision Icon of Belmont Abbey College, created by Dr. Bill Thierfelder after reflection on the foundation of Belmont Abbey by Abbot Leo Haid, OSB.

Vision Statement of Belmont Abbey College

Belmont Abbey College finds its center in Jesus Christ. By his light, we grasp the true image and likeness of God which every human person is called to live out. We aim to renew that likeness in all dimensions of life for our students and members of our community through curricular and co-curricular programs of excellence and virtue based in the liberal arts as practiced in the Catholic and Benedictine intellectual traditions.

By excellence and virtue, we mean the skills, attitudes and stable dispositions of character that make possible the consistent practice of the good throughout the full range of human pursuits (scholarly, professional, community, personal). Recognizing that each field has its own standards of excellence, we strive to achieve them, led by St. Benedict’s desire “that in all things God may be glorified.”

As a Benedictine institution, we find this glory especially revealed in the development of the whole person, guided by the liberal arts, as a responsible steward of the true, the beautiful, and the good. We welcome the talents of everyone, from any background and tradition, who is committed to fostering that development and contributing to the mission of the college. To the members of the Belmont Abbey College community, we offer an environment and community animated by this vision where they may work towards their own full potential.

Major Institutional Objectives:

  • Embrace and instill the habit of excellence and virtue in all that we do.
  • Foster the development of each member of the Belmont Abbey College community as a total person in keeping with the Rule of St. Benedict.
  • Provide our students with a liberal arts education that prepares them–mind, body and spirit–to pursue the good for themselves and their communities.
  • Share the richness of our Catholic and Benedictine identity through college activities and communications so that we may inspire others to become part of the worldwide Belmont Abbey College community.

 

The Benedictine Hallmarks

Central to the Benedictine life at Belmont Abbey College are the twelve “Hallmarks” of Benedictine Life. Students, faculty, staff and visitors participate in these pillars of the Benedictine spirituality.

Download the Benedictine Hallmarks