Thursday, 7 August 2014

August - Month of the Immaculate Heart of Mary

Pope's Intentions for August:
  • Refugees.  That refugees, forced by violence to abandon their homes, may find a generous welcome and the protection of their rights.
  • Oceania.  That Christians in Oceania may joyfully announce the faith to all the people of that region.

We are sad but relieved to announce that the sale of Nunraw House, our original home, has now been completed. There are some wonderful photographs of the House, which is so full of memories for all of us, on the estate agents' site HERE. In Abbot Mark's newsletter,which can be read in full HERE, he says this: Nunraw Tower, our former home and guesthouse has now been sold. These past six months have been trying ones for the community. The old Guesthouse had formed strong emotional ties for those who lived there before moving up to the present abbey building at the end of 1969, and to a lesser extent the younger members of the community who entered after that date.
 On the 9 June, feast of St Columba, our novice Br Séamus, happily made his first profession. We appreciate your continuing interest in the community here at Nunraw and in the recent changes we have had to make. As we move forward with our plans, we ask you to keep us in your prayers. We keep you all in ours.

The New 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!

The Abbey Reception room has now been fitted out to receive coach-parties: Father Raymond looks forward to welcoming all the old parish groups, and new ones, back to Nunraw.

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.