Monastic Experience Weekend
26-28 October, 2018

Experience monastic life for a weekend!

We warmly welcome women who are discerning God’s call to visit Glencairn Abbey for guidance at any time.  Monastic Experience Weekends are also a way to be introduced to Cistercian life, what it means and how we live it.  Come on your own or bring a friend and experience the rhythm of monastic life, our balance of prayer, monastic work, contemplation and community life.  Meet a sister one-to-one for spiritual direction.  Take some quiet time in the Abbey Church. Meet God in nature on a quiet walk by the river.

Who can participate?

This weekend is for single women who want to grow closer to God and find God’s will in their lives.  It takes place in the ambiance of this Cistercian monastery and community.  Learn to listen for God’s call to you in your life; the call to religious life, marriage or single life as a Christian.  You will have an opportunity to learn about spiritual discernment and about our path to God as Cistercians.  You can read more about Monastic Experience Weekends on our website at

Travel and Cost
Directions to the Abbey can be found on our website at
For those attending Monastic Experience Weekends who are relying on public transport we provide private transport to the monastery from our nearest bus station. MEW participants are also welcome to stay in our Abbey guesthouse as our guests at no cost.

If you are thinking about joining us for our next Monastic Experience Weekend, please contact Sr Sarah at 058 56168 (Ext. 6) or email: