Entries by granitewordpress

Death of Sr Gerard Filgate ocso

Thursday 9th April 2015 saw the passing of our beloved Sr. Gerard (Mai) Filgate. Sr. Gerard was born in 1926 in Marino, Dublin and entered Glencairn in 1948. She made her solemn profession in 1954. She was 88 yrs old and has been in monastic vows for 64 yrs. She was a lovely person with […]

Glencairn Abbey Building Project Progress

We are happy to announce that phase two of the Glencairn Abbey Building Project has begun. On Monday, March 9th O’Gorman Construction Ltd took possession of the north wing of the Abbey buildings to begin work on this new stage of our project. Works will include the demolition of the north wing of the monastery […]

Sr Robert Maria’s Solemn Profession Day 8th December 2014

This Advent has been a very special one in Glencairn as we rejoiced with Sr Robert on her day of Solemn Profession on 8th December 2014. The ceremony took place in the Abbey Church at 11:30am on the feast of the Immaculate Conception in the presence of Dom Augustine McGregor ocso, chief Celebrant, together with […]

Glencairn Christmas Cards

St Benedict, whose rule we follow as Cistercians, encourages his communities to “live by the labour of their hands…” Work and service is an important part of our monastic life. Our Card Department began the production of religious greeting cards back in 1955. Since then, we produce a variety of greeting cards in Irish and […]

Glencairn Abbey Building Project News

The Sisters have been delighted to see the commencement of preliminary works on our building project here at St Mary’s Abbey, Glencairn on 2nd June, 2014. A dedicated team of builders under the direction of Quinn Architects and Eamonn O’Gorman Construction Ltd have been skillfully handling the construction of our new building services including drainage, […]

OCSO General Chapter 2014

Every three years, the Order of the Cistercians of the Strict Observance (the OCSO, commonly known as the Trappist Order) meets for its General Chapter. Abbots and abbesses from all over the world gather to discuss the business of the Order. The state of each abbey is reviewed and decisions are made regarding legislation, among […]