The Abbey

abbey-insideabbey-inside2The Abbey welcomes groups, retreatants and visitors alike.

It serves as a parish church and Mass is celebrated here each day. Many visiting groups bring their own priest so that they can share in the celebration of Mass within its hallowed walls during their visit. In the Perpetual Adoration Chapel there is exposition of the Blessed sacrament from 9.00am to 12 o’clock midnight seven days of the week. An all night vigil before the Blessed Sacrament takes place each month. Its walls that once echoed to the sound of burnings and rain and hail now echo to the joys of the many, many marriages that take place each year and the other sacraments celebrated here. Confirmation, Baptism, and Penance – bring joy to the Abbey and community.

The ambience of the Abbey fosters, powerfully, an atmosphere of prayer and silence which make it an ideal place for holding retreats both adult and youth. Peace, prayerfulness and presence are the words that most often come up in the visitors book in the Abbey.