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Priestly ordinations in Roscrea and Diocese of Clogher

Dom Malachy Thompson was ordained a Cistercian priest on Pentecost Sunday, while on Sunday 30 June Bishop Larry Duffy will ordain Deacon Kevin Connolly for Clogher diocese.


Nuns welcome Christmas card designs from laity

The card-making industry at Glencairn began in 1955 with the design and production of Christmas cards and other greeting cards by the late Sr Paula Kiersey.


Millennial celebrations at Buckfast Abbey

Religious life under the Cistercian rule continues at Buckfast Abbey under the motto ora et labora or pray and labour.


Spiritual and existential simplicty is an act of witness, Pope Francis tells Cistercians

Continuing in the way of your spiritual tradition, identify with courage new possibilities and occasions to witness your charism in the present of the Church and of society, Pope Francis tells Trappist monks and nuns


Nun joins silage crew for fundraiser

On 19 August Sr Lily Scullion, from St Mary’s Abbey, Glencairn, Co. Waterford, will join the all-female silage crew which will mow, rake and draw 30 acres of silage at Mount Melleray in aid of the Alzheimer’s Society.


Cistercian College Roscrea to close its doors to students

Contribution of the Cistercian College in the areas of Catholic education, sport, politics and public service, business as well as in other key facets of Irish life, has been immense.


TCD unveils 14th century Dublin manuscript

Manuscript contains “considerable body of new information which will help re-evaluate the history of St Mary’s Abbey and the civic life of Dublin in the 14th and 15th centuries”.


Glencairn’s new card workshop opens for Advent

Co Waterford Cistercian Abbey has been producing religious cards since 1955 and now has a dedicated premises for card-making.


RTÉ to feature Glencairn nuns on Easter Sunday

Programme filmed at Ireland's only female Cistercian monastery over the course of a year.

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