Monday, 25 September 2017

General Chapter - Assisi 2017

Abbot Mark has been at the General Chapter of the Order in Assisi. It concluded with a journey to Rome for a papal audience, during which Pope Francis said:

Your Order, in the events of its history, has known times of grace and moments of difficulty; however, it has always persevered in faith in following Christ, with the objective of the glory of God and the good of the people. Following in the wake of your spiritual tradition, you are able to read the current state of the Order in its moments of light and darkness, and in the newness of the Spirit, identify with courage new possibilities and opportunities to bear witness to your charism in the Church and in society today.

I hope that this witness will be made even more eloquent by an increasingly organic coordination between the various branches of the Order.

May the Virgin Mary, Mother of God and of the Church, model of every consecrated life, accompany the works of your Chapter and the path of the Order with her maternal intercession. With such vows, as I ask you to pray for me, I impart to you my apostolic blessing, which I extend to all the monks and nuns of your communities. Thank you.



Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Father Hugh Randolph OCSO - RIP

The Community announces with sadness the death of Father Hugh Randolph, in the 64th year of his monastic profession, on Monday 24th July 2017. The Requiem Mass took place on Saturday 29th July. Abbot Mark's sermon at the Mass can be found in the Community/Deceased Monks section.


Monday, 1 May 2017

May 2017

Pope's intention for May 2017:

Christians in Africa.

That Christians in Africa, in imitation of the Merciful Jesus, may give prophetic witness to reconciliation, justice, and peace.


Sunday, 16 April 2017

Happy Easter

The Abbot and Community wish you all the joys of the risen Christ.

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.