A Gift Pleasing God

“I will praise God’s name with a song”. Psalm 68 (69) From Monday to Friday of this week, 1st to 5th August, ’22, we were treated to a singing and...

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Community Photo 2022

We were happy to take advantage of both a sunny summer’s evening recently and the presence of a professional photographer who was staying with us, to organise a community photo...

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Region of the Isles Pastoral Sharing of Superiors

The Pastoral Sharing meeting of the superiors of the OCSO Region of the Isles together with our new Abbot General Dom Bernardus Peeters has just concluded at Brownshill Monastery, Slough,...

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Irish Contemplative Nuns Gathering at Ballyvaloo

There was a wonderful atmosphere at this year’s gathering of contemplative nuns of Ireland at Ballyvaloo Conference and Retreat Centre in Co. Wexford, from 9 – 12 May, 2022. Sr...

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Diocesan Retreat for Deacons at Glencairn

The Permanent Deacons of Cork and Ross had their first diocesan retreat here in Glencairn Abbey from Friday 6th May to Sunday 8th May.  It was led by Bishop Michael Duignan, the...

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Easter Celebration with our Brothers from Mt Melleray

We had a joyful day of celebration at Glencairn with our brothers from Mt Melleray Abbey on Easter Thursday last week, including a warm welcome home too to Dom Eamon...

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A New Postulant Enters Glencairn

On 14th March 2022, we were delighted to welcome Laura Cullen as a new Postulant in our community. A 29 year old social worker based in Dublin, Laura is originally...

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Irish Contemplative Gathering in May Gets Underway with Core Group Meeting at Glencairn

A core group meeting of the Irish Female Contemplatives Association was held at Glencairn on the 15th March to prepare for the annual Gathering of Irish Contemplative Nuns to be...

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Chapter Talk: First Sunday of Lent 2022

Yesterday evening after first Vespers of the First Sunday of Lent, the community gathered for the Abbess’ Sunday Chapter talk. The practice of Lenten reading in the Rule of St....

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First Corinthians: Words of Wisdom for our Cistercian Communities Today

What guidance do St. Paul’s letters offer to today’s monks and nuns in our cloistered way of life? A recent online scripture course held for monks and nuns in our...

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Report on our OCSO General Chapter Part 1

This year’s General Chapter of our Order of Cistercians of the Strict Observance opened in Assisi, Italy, on Monday 7th February 2022. This was the first General Chapter to take...

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A Year in the Life of Glencairn Abbey: Looking back at 2021

Glencairn Abbey Church Greetings and blessings of peace and joy to you at Christmas. As we arrive at the end of this year of 2021 we look back and share...

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