Next Monastic Experience Weekend: 25-27 February 2011

For those who wish to explore their interest in Monastic Life…this weekend is for women aged 20-40 who want to learn more about the Cistercian vocation, to join us in...

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Of Gods and Men

Xavier Beauvois’ award-winning french film is based on life in the Cistercian monastery of Tibhirine in the mountains of Algeria in the run-up to the kidnapping and murder of seven...

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Christmas Day Reflection

“The Word of God, born of the Father before time began, Humbled himself for us today and became flesh” Antiphon – 1st Vespers, Christmas Day In one of his Christmas...

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Christmas Ceremonies

Schedule of Christmas Ceremonies, St. Mary’s Abbey, Glencairn, 2010 Midnight Mass: Sunday, 25th December, 12:00am Christmas Day Mass: Sunday 25th December, 11:00am Christmas Octave: Friday, 24th December 2010 – Saturday,...

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Snowbound Advent

The coming of snow at the beginning of a new liturgical year on this first Sunday of Advent draws the seasons of nature and of the Church into a magnificent...

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Death of Sister Kevin O’Farrell OCSO

Our dear Sister Kevin died very peacefully last night at 11pm, 28 November, 2010. Sister Kevin had been professed as a Cistercian Nun for 69 years, having entered the community...

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Studying Sacred Scripture

On November 16th, 2010 Fr John Farrell OP, Provincial of the English Dominican Friars arrived in Glencairn to give us a week-long course in Sacred Scripture. It was a most...

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Sisters and students sing praise!

On Friday 15th October, 2010 the Sisters of Glencairn greeted the students of Loreto Clonmel together with their teachers led by Mr. Martin Boyd who organised this year’s visit. The...

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The Gift of a Tree

A blessing of our newly acquired and recently planted Cedar tree, took place on the lovely sunny morning of Sunday 3rd of October, 2010. The ceremony was conducted by our...

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Listen to our album: In Praise of Mary

Cistercian monks and nuns have a special dedication to Our Lady and place themselves in her patronage and care. Every community of the Order is dedicated to her and she...

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