Cistercian Junior Seminar 2024

This year’s formation seminar for monks and nuns in initial formation will take place in Our Lady of Hyning Monastery, Lancashire, U.K. from 4th to 11th July, 2024. This year’s...

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Benedictine Chant Forum 2023

  As part of her training in the liturgy as a junior professed sister with responsibility for leading our choir at Glencairn, Sr Beatrice attended this year’s Chant Forum on...

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Easter Ceremonies at Glencairn 2023

Holy Thursday: Mass of the Lord’s Supper – 6:00 p.m.   Good Friday: Celebration of the Lord’s Passion – 3:15 p.m.   Easter Sunday: Vigil Mass – 3:30 a.m.  ...

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Video of Highlights of Sister Laura's Clothing Day 25th March, 2023

We look back in this video at some of the special moments from Sister Laura’s clothing last Saturday as a Cistercian novice at Glencairn Abbey. Also included are excerpts from...

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Laura Cullen Receives the Habit

On 25th March 2023, on the feast of the Annunciation of the Lord, the community rejoiced as Laura Cullen received the white habit of the Cistercian novice at Glencairn Abbey....

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OCSO Region of the Isles Formators Meeting

Monks and nuns responsible for guiding new members through the initial formation process in the monastic communities of the Region of the Isles of the Cistercian family gathered at Mellifont...

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1st January: Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God

On this first day of the year the Church celebrates the Solemnity of Mary, the Mother of God. In this extract from the writings of Hans Urs Von Balthasar we...

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Region of the Isles Junior Seminar 2022

This year’s in-person gathering of juniors in the Region of the Isles had originally been scheduled to take place at Mellifont Abbey in 2020 only to be postponed due to...

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Watch our New Video About Cistercian Life at Glencairn Abbey

A short video about the different elements of the Cistercian charism as lived at Glencairn Abbey, following Christ through the Gospel as interpreted by the Rule of St Benedict and...

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Upcoming Monastic Experience Weekend: 28 - 30 October, 2022

Are you discerning your vocation and would like to know more about Glencairn Abbey and our way of life as Cistercians? We  invite you to visit Glencairn for a Monastic...

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A Visit to Glencairn from Monastic Author Esther De Waal

Living near the ruins of the 12th century Dore Abbey, a Cistercian monastery in Herefordshire founded in 1147, it was here, as she sat in the silence of the ruined...

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Feast of the Dedication of Glencairn Abbey Church 2022

  When celebrating the dedication of a church, as we do today, the liturgy teaches us that the church building is an expression of a worshipping community, and that this...

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