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 the Constitutions of the Order of Cistercians of the Strict Observance.


Audio: Psalm 44 (45) sung by the community of St. Mary’s Abbey, Glencairn, Soloist: Sr Gertrude Kelly OCSO

Voice-over: Extract from the Prologue of St Benedict’s Rule read by Sr Kathleen Liston OCSO

Produced by: Sister Beatrice Brady OCSO




Listen carefully my child to the instructions of your master and incline the ear of your heart. Cheerfully receive and faithfully put into practice the advice of a loving parent that by the toil of obedience you may return to God from whom you have drifted by the sloth of disobedience. 

To you therefore my message is now directed, who, giving up your own will, take the strong and most excellent arms of obedience to do battle for Christ the Lord, the true king.

Prologue 1-3, Rule of St Benedict


If you are a single woman, a practicing Catholic discerning your vocation and desire to put nothing before the love of Christ, you may like to consider participating in our next Monastic Experience Weekend taking place on 28th – 30th October, 2022.

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Thank you for watching!