Belmont Abbey is a monastery of the Benedictine Order. For more than 1,500 years, men have become monks according to Saint Benedict’s insight.
But each Benedictine abbey stands independently, with its own unique character. So although the monks of Belmont observe a centuries-old Rule, still followed in monasteries throughout the world, this abbey has its own distinct life.
Belmont Abbey is a monastery of about twenty men, founded in 1876. Its members pray and work together according to the teachings of the Gospel and the wisdom of Saint Benedict. The Abbey is situated on a 700-acre campus in the Piedmont area of North Carolina. While it is positioned near the conveniences of urban life, it has preserved the benefits of its somewhat removed location, which helps buffer it from the distractions of ordinary life. Saint Benedict says that monks’ good works should be practiced in the environment of the monastery; thus the life and labors at Belmont are centered upon the Abbey campus.