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Monastic Vocations Weekend 29-31 August 2014

This is an “overflow” weekend that we are offering to those who are interested in exploring their vocation with us at Glencairn in the month of August this year. As our last Monastic Experience Weekend in May was overbooked – what a great group we had with us – we decided to make another weekend […]

Glencairn Monastic Experience Weekend 16 – 18 May 2014

For those who feel drawn to the Cistercian Way to God, this weekend is an opportunity to join us in the daily rhythm of our life, to reflect on the monastic call, to meet the sisters and to find out more about our way of life here at Glencairn. There are three more places available […]

Would You Believe? Documentary Special on Glencairn Abbey

This Easter Sunday RTÉ’s Would You Believe? School of Love goes behind the scenes into Ireland’s only women’s Cistercian Monastery. For the past year, RTE’s Would You Believe? team have been given special access to monastic life at Glencairn in order to produce this one hour special documentary to be broadcast on Easter Sunday. With […]

Carol Service in St Carthage’s Cathedral

On Sunday evening, 22nd December four sisters of our community attended the Church of Ireland Christmas carol service Nine Lessons & Carols at St Carthage’s cathedral in Lismore, Co. Waterford where Dean Paul Draper welcomed us to join with his congregation in celebrating the joyful feast of Christ’s birth into our world. Mother Marie of […]

An Evening of Sacred Song at Tallow Church, Co. Waterford

A cold winter’s evening last Friday night was quickly transformed for those of us who were gathered at the church of the Immaculate Conception, in Tallow, Co. Waterford for an atmospheric and inspiring Evening of Sacred Song organised by Liz O’Hara. Liz is one of our longtime employees here at Glencairn who has a wonderful […]

Come, follow me: forthcoming Monastic Experience Weekend

Are you looking for something deeper in your life? A way of life that is more God-centred? A way of greater simplicity and truthfulness? A way of life in a community of faith and prayer? Then you might like to consider and pray about attending our next Monastic Experience Weekend taking place from 25 to […]

Sister Liz receives the Cistercian Habit

The community have rejoiced in witnessing two monastic initiations in the month of August of this year here at Glencairn. On 27 August, 2013 Elizabeth Deasy was formally received as a novice at St Mary’s Abbey, Glencairn, receiving the white habit and white veil of a Cistercian novice. The feast on which Liz recieved the […]

Sister Angela receives the Cistercian habit

On the feast of St Bernard, 20th August, having completed her six-month period of postulancy, Angela Finegan received the Cistercian habit, initiating her entrance to the novitiate at Glencairn for a two year initial formation period. At the ceremony, a private occasion attended by the community in the Chapter room of the monastery, Angela received […]