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 from Rome following his recent retirement as Abbot General of our Order. We were happy to reunite, pray and celebrate this holy season together after the Covid restrictions of the past couple of years. These gatherings renew the support and charity of our bond in the Cistercian life. Alleluia!


Dom Eamon Fitzgerald with Sr Beatrice Brady


Sr Maria Therese Brosnan with Br Seamus Corrigan


Fr Denis Luke O’Hanlon greets Laura Cullen, our new Postulant


Sr Benedict Thiessen and Sr Mairéad McDonagh with Fr John Dineen


Br Seamus Corrigan with Sr Lily Scullion and Sr Agnes O’Shea


Sr Gertrude Kelly with Br Edmund Costin


The monks of Mt Melleray Abbey joined us for Midday Prayer


Praying Grace before sitting down together for an Easter festive dinner


Sr Kathleen Liston, Sr Mairéad McDonagh, Prioress, with Dom Eamon Fitzgerald


Sr Anna Bakutala, our Sub Prioress with our Abbess Mother Marie Fahy and Fr Patrick Ryan




“When brothers and sisters praise God in unity,

There, the Lord gives his blessing”

Psalm 132