We are happy to announce that the ‘Rise of the Roses’ team will be visiting our Monastery on

Saturday the 4th July.
1p.m. – 6.30 p.m.


Come and join us to celebrate and discover the beauty of the calling to consecrated life – the Dominican Nuns and the Franciscan Sisters of the Renewal will share with you their charisms and vocation stories.

1 p.m. – Arrival – informal meeting and refreshments available especially for those who have travelled a distance.

1.30 p.m – Introduction to the Afternoon of prayer, sharing, singing and relaxing with tea and refreshments – there will be a Eucharistic Hour and Rosary and we will end with sung Vespers (Evening Prayer).
We have limited overnight accommodation here in our retreat house for those who come from a distance – please  contact Sr Niamh early.

(A poster for the event is available to download here)

All are welcome – but under 18s need to be accompanied by an adult

Many of our readers may not yet have heard about the ‘Rise of the Roses’ – a group of young women (married and single) who describe themselves as being “passionate about our home country, its people, culture and its rich Christian heritage.  We want to show that the fire of faith still burns brightly in the country despite the tidal wave of secularism that threatens to overwhelm the nation.”
They hope to visit 10 convents all around Ireland between mid June and the 15th of August.
Their aim is: “at each convent we will invite young people to join us as we meet the sisters, learn about their way of life and their love for God, sing, have a ‘wee tea party’, hold an hour of Eucharistic Adoration and plant a rose.  We will carry the Cross of Christ to each convent and will be supported by a promise of prayers from people all around the world.”
To learn more about the ‘Rise of the Roses’ visit their web site
We look forward to welcoming the ‘Rise of the Roses’ team in our Monastery on Saturday the 4th July.