Thursday, 23 February 2017

Fr Brendan (Nivard) McGlynn R.I.P.

Fr Brendan (Nivard) McGlynn R.I.P.
It is with great sadness that we record the death of Fr Brendan (Nivard) McGlynn who died on Tuesday night, 21 February, a member of the community here at Nunraw Abbey.  He had entered Mount St Bernard Abbey in 1952 and from there was sent as a founder member of Bamenda Abbey, Cameroon, in the 1960s.  About 9 years ago, Fr Nivard came to Nunraw to produce choir books for Bamenda Abbey and the community at Nsugbe, Nigeria.  Two years ago, he changed his stability to Nunraw and reverted to his baptismal name, Brendan.
We offer our condolences to his brother, our Fr Donald, and his four surviving sisters, Sisters Noreen, Mary, Josephine and Christina.
Fr Brendan’s funeral Mass will take place at Nunraw Abbey on Saturday, 25 February at 11.00am.

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Fr Brendan Nivard McGlynn R.I.P.

It is with great sadness that we record the death last night of Fr Brendan Nivard McGlynn OCR, a member of our Community, and a founder of Bamenda Abbey, Cameroon. We offer our condolences to his brother, Dom Donald McGlynn OCR and his four surviving sisters, Sisters Noreen, Mary, Josephine and Christina FMM.

Funeral arrangements to follow.

Friday, 23 December 2016

Christmas Message 2016

The Abbot and Community wish you all the joy and blessings of Christmas.

Saturday, 15 October 2016

October - Month of the Holy Rosary

October is the Month of the Holy Rosary.

The Pope's intentions for October:
.Universal: Journalists:  That journalists, in carrying out their work, may always be motivated by respect for truth and a strong sense of ethics.
Evangelization: World Mission Day: That World Mission Day may renew within all Christian communities the joy of the Gospel and the responsibility to announce it.
We record with sadness the death on Friday 14th October the death of a beloved priest and pastor, Bishop John Mone, formerly Bishop of Paisley. Requiescat in pace.

Sunday, 31 July 2016

August 2016 - Month of the Immaculate Heart of Mary

Pope's Intentions for August
Universal: Sports
That sports may be an opportunity for friendly encounters between peoples and may contribute to peace in the world.
Evangelization: Living the Gospel
That Christians may live the Gospel, giving witness to faith, honesty, and love of neighbour
The Abbey Reception room is fitted out to receive coach-parties: Father Raymond looks forward to welcoming all the old parish groups, and new ones, back to Nunraw.
The Abbey Shop is open for business on the first floor, above the reception room. It is open every day from 2-4.30 p.m. Brother Philip looks forward to your custom.

We are unable at the moment to receive resident guests: if you wish a residential retreat, we are happy to recommend St Mary's Monastery, Kinnoull.
Monday 15th August is the Feast of the Assumption of Our Lady and the Patronal Feast of Nunraw Abbey. Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m.

Tuesday, 5 July 2016

July 2016

Our Sunday Mass is now at 11 a.m. in the Abbey Church.

July Month of the Precious Blood
Pope's Intentions for July 2016: 
Universal: Indigenous Peoples 
That indigenous peoples, whose identity and very existence are threatened, will be shown due respect.

Evangelization: Latin America and the Caribbean 
  That the Church in Latin America and the Caribbean, by means of her mission to the continent, may announce the Gospel with renewed vigour and enthusiasm.