"O radix Jesse, qui stas in signum populorum, super quem continebunt reges os suum, quem gentes deprecabuntur; veni ad liberandum nos, iam noli tardare."
O Root of Jesse, you stand as a sign for the peoples; before you kings shall keep silence and to you all nations shall have recourse. Come, save us, and do not delay.
The Cistercian community at Nunraw will continue to offer retreat facilities to pilgrims, despite the impending sale of its guesthouse, the abbot of Nunraw Abbey has confirmed
Abbot Dom Mark Caira OCR told the SCO that the Nunraw guesthouse has been put up for sale, but added that the measure is part of a 'downsizing' operation at Nunraw and guests will soon be able to enjoy an experience 'closer to the monastic life' within the abbey itself
He said. “We are making the move to conserve our energies and use our facilities as best as we can."
The abbot added that, 'although the move will result in fewer guests being able to enjoy a retreat at a single time, it is being viewed as a 'positive step' within the community and that the Cistercians are keen to be able to offer the best experience possible to those visiting on retreat.