St. Mary's AI, Glencairn

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

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The Cistercian Way

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Dom Andre Louf's book is an overview of contemporary Cistercian life and serves as an outstanding introduction to this way of life and devotion to God.

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The Way of Simplicity: Cistercian Tradition

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Esther de Waal gets to the heart of the Cistercian tradition from Bernard of Clairvaux to Thomas Merton in this wonderful overview.

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The Seven Storey Mountain

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Thomas Merton's first book, The Seven Storey Mountain, describes his early doubts, his conversion to a Catholic faith of extreme certainty, and his decision to take life vows as a Trappist.

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New Seeds of Contemplation

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"It can become almost a magic word," Thomas Merton says of contemplation; "or if not magic, then inspirational, which is almost as bad." With these words, Merton takes us through the reality of

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A Spiritual Journey: The Monastic Way

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A Spiritual Journey: The Monastic Way

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Sacred Reading: The Ancient Art of Lectio Divina

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This work offers a bold and engaging examination of the Western tradition of lectio divin, the contemplative approach to sacred writings, notably the Bible and the Spiritual classics.

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A Life-Giving Way: A Commentary on the Rule of St. Benedict

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Esther de Waal has managed to bring the Rule of Benedict to life by insightfully applying it to life lived in the world, not just for an enclosed Benedictine community.

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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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