Belmont Abbey’s oldest monk, Benedictine Fr. Matthew McSorley passes away…

… A public memorial will be celebrated in the basilica on Saturday, June 2, starting at 2:30 p.m for those wishing to come and pay their respects. Fr. McSorley passed away today on the feast of Mary Help of Christians, the Abbey’s patroness. Read more here.

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  • doughboy

    may he rest in peace. 

  • Uncanny that, very ‘there’s no such thing as coincidences’ eh?

    (Our Lady of Sheshan will have a new devotee to intercede with her on behalf of the Chinese faithful.  As patroness of Pope Benedict’s home state Bavaria (and Australia also) the Benedictine will be in good company for sure!

    • no Christian burial, right, if his corpse is going to Duke Medical School?