This Spring the Benedictine Nuns in Cobh, Co. Cork will be opening their doors to those who would like to know more about Monastic Life and how they live it in the 21st Century!

On 21st March this year a Retreat Day will be held at St. Benedict’s Priory which will include Mass, the Liturgy of the Hours, Eucharistic Adoration and talks by a Priest, a Lay Theologian and one of the Sisters on Monasticism, The Monastic Saints and Life in a Contemporary Monastery.

Mother Catherine, Prioress of the community of 7 Sisters of different nationalities says:  “Our Church is longing for the New Evangelisation, our World is hungry for a spirituality that will bring peace and order back into our lives.  Since the 4th century, Monasticism has played a crucial part in both these types of renewal, since it takes everyone back to the basics of what it means to be Christian.  That is why we are inviting people to come to our monastery and touch base with a praying community”.

Later, on 16th – 18th April, there will also be an opportunity for women who are discerning a call to Religious Life, to participate in the life of the community for a couple of days.  The day in March would be a good introduction for those wishing to apply.

To find out more about either of these events please contact Mother Prioress on 021 4811354 or email or write to St. Benedict’s Priory, The Mount, Cobh, Co.Cork.