Here is another nice article concerning Belmont Abbey.
A burning sensation started in Anthony
It felt like my whole chest was on fire, Swofford said. I was at my
house in my driveway. I felt like somebody reached inside my chest and
was holding on to my heart.
That was the day Swofford promised God he would not drink or take drugs
Swofford was born and raised Catholic. He grew up in Chesnee, SC, where
his Catholic family was the only one in town.
I had very good parents that had very good ethics and morals,
He struggled with drugs and alcohol for about 20 years.
I kind of got angry with God, Swofford said.
Eight years ago he went to rehab and started praying.
Ive been praying ever since, Swofford said.
…After visiting the Benedictine monastery at Belmont Abbey, he knew
hed found the right place.
Ive always said that for 27 years, I did everything that I wanted to
do, Swofford said. I decided I was going to do whatever he (God)
wanted me to do.
Most of the article is pretty good as it
discusses monastic life, but I
found this a little off.
Whats the difference between priests
The priest celebrates mass and administers the sacrament, said Father
John Oetgen. A monk doesnt.
Well not quite. Correct me if I
am wrong but isn’t a monk someone who lives within a community of men
within a monastery and are normally made up of both priests and
brothers. I think many monks that are priests would be a little
surprised to find out that they don’t celebrate Mass or administer the
sacraments. I bet this is a misquote.