St. Mary's AI, Glencairn

St. Mary's Abbey, Glencairn, Lismore, Co. Waterford, Ireland

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Listen to RTE Radio 1’s Countrywide special on St Mary’s Abbey, Glencairn

RTE Radio broadcaster Damien O'Reilly makes a special visit to Glencairn for the December 10th, 2011 episode of Countrywide. Listen to the complete programme here and join him together with the

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Listen to Eastertide Compline

The use of harmony in both hymn and psalmody in the office of Compline during Eastertide (Octave and Sundays) brings a special character to this hour of prayer during the highpoint of the Church’s

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Listen to Advent Compline

The office of Compline marks the end of our monastic day in Glencairn and is chanted by the community in choir without the use of books. The Psalmody for Compline expresses, above all, our trust and

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Benediction Hymn for Advent

Benediction; the Abbey Church, Glencairn, Sunday, 5 December, 2010

Promised Lord and Christ is He,
May we soon his Kingdom see

Come O Lord, quickly come,
Come in glory, Come in glory,
Come in

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In Praise of Mary: Like Rivers In The Desert

Isaiah used the image of streams gushing in the desert and the thirsty land becoming springs of water to describe the coming of the Lord to save us (Is 35), while St. John uses "living water" as a

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In Praise of Mary: O Mary Of Graces

A traditional Irish devotional prayer to Our Lady with a traditional Irish melody

Organist: Fr Columba McCann OSB


O Mary of graces, and mother of Christ,
O may you direct me and guide me aright,
O

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In Praise of Mary: Gaudeamus

Gregorian chant introit for the feast of the Assumption of Mary into heaven.


Gaudeamus omnes in Domino,
diem festum celebrantes
sub honore beatae Mariae Virginis:
de cujus Assumptione gaudent

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In Praise of Mary: Arise My Beloved

This scriptural text, from the Song of Songs, is incorporated as an antiphon on the feast of Mary's Assumption as the Lord invites Mary fully into his presence.
It is sung here with the Magnificat,

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In Praise of Mary: Mary Crowned with Living Light

Sung on various Marian feasts throughout the liturgical year, this hymn lauds Mary, locus of God's presence, her preservation from sin, and her motherhood of all God's children.

Text: Stanbrook

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In Praise of Mary: The Angel Of The Lord

An antiphon from the Advent liturgy, summarising the annunciation scene. The verses from the prophet Isaiah foretell the coming of the Lord, a prophecy which was fulfilled when Mary became the

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Raise the Roof!

We have made an unexpected discovery here at the Abbey!

Our builders went to

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Easter Triduum Timetable 2017

The Abbess and community would like to wish you all a Blessed and joyful Easter.

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