St. Mary's AI, Glencairn

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

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Cistercian Spirituality?

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You must be very special people to live this life!

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Do you pray all the time?

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Aren't you just opting out of the difficulties of life, running away from the real world and rejecting it?

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But wouldn't you be better off out doing something for the world? Isn't it wasteful and selfish to lock yourselves away in your peaceful monastery?

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Do you really know what's going on in the world? How do you stay in touch?

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Surely contemporary women find this life very outdated and oppressive?

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Why do you get up so early?

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How would I know if I had a vocation?

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Latest News
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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