Our Seminarians

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In some dioceses vocations are scarce and seminaries are closing. The situation in the Carolinas is different. The Charlotte Diocese currently has twenty-eight men on the way to becoming priests, with an additional eight young men set to begin at St. Joseph College Seminary in the Fall of 2018. Belmont Abbey College, known for its dynamic orthodoxy, …

‘Quo Vadis’ Days at Belmont Abbey

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  Quo Vadis is a five-day vocation discernment retreat that takes place at Belmont Abbey during the summer. It allows high-school and college-aged young men a unique opportunity to grow in their faith and delve into the meaning and mystery of the priesthood. Each year Bishop Peter J. Jugis and priests and seminarians from the Diocese of …

More Priests Needed for Catholic Population Boom

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The Catholic Church in the Carolinas is vibrant and growing. There has been an extraordinary explosion in the Catholic population continuing since the 1870’s, when the monks at Belmont Abbey first arrived and began serving the handful of Catholic families who migrated to the area. A century later the Catholic population in the Charlotte region grew to over 34,000, enough to …