“This is one of the most joyous days in the history of Cistercian College ... We have been truly overwhelmed by people’s generosity” – Dom Richard Purcell.
"We are going to have less and less priests in Ireland over the coming years and we will be forced to think outside mass for liturgy. We therefore need to get young people more involved in the church outside of the formal structure of the mass and one of the ways to do this is through music," says international sacred music composer.
Interest in sacred music continues to grow. Summer schools planned for July in St Patrick's College Maynooth and in August for Cistercian College Roscrea.