Thursday, March 15, 2012

a visit to Belmont Abbey College, NC

Visiting the Campus of Belmont Abbey College, NC

(This is the second post of  our trip to Charlotte, NC, first post 'Rosedale Plantation')

Belmont Abbey Basilica of Mary Help (Maria-hilf)
Its architectural style is German Gothic-Revival, built in 1892 - 1894 and since 1973 on the National Register of Historic Places.

The art glass windows were crafted by an artist in Munich, Germany.

Belmont Abbey College was founded in 1876 by the Benedictine monks of Belmont Abbey.

St. Benedict

The monastery's Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes was created in 1891 and designated as a pilgrimage shrine.

The Grotto Garden with a statue of St. Walburga in its wintery look

Beautiful large old trees, like this Crepe Myrtle, grow all over the Campus grounds

St. Leo’s Hall, built in the American Benedictine style

This growth on a Crepe Myrtle trunk gives me the creeps (can you see 'it'?)

The Graveyard

Website of Belmont Abbey

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