Monday, 21 September 2015

Monastery of Our Lady of the Cenacle (Silverstream Priory)

The Monastery of Our Lady of the Cenacle (also known as Silverstream Priory) is a community of monks living under the Rule of St. Benedict in Stamullen, County Meath, Ireland.  It is an autonomous diocesan priory of the Order of St. Benedict, and Dom Mark Daniel Kirby is the founder and superior.

The monks of the monastery devote themselves to the worthy celebration of the sacred liturgy in its age-old classical forms and to perpetual adoration of the Most Holy Sacrament of the Altar in a spirit of reparation.

The monastery was formed in the Diocese of Tulsa upon the invitation of Bp. Edward James Slattery, who invited Dom Mark Daniel Kirby to form a monastery based on the Rule of St. Benedict, while also emphasizing adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and spiritually assisting Catholic clergy.  In 2011, the monks were invited by Bp Michael Smith to relocate to the Diocese of Meath, and in March 2012, the community moved into Silverstream House (hence the name, Silverstream Priory).

To support themselves and their mission, the community undertakes various works compatible with their vocation and without leaving the monastery, which notably include hospitality to the clergy (via offering a place for spiritual retreats) and operating a Catholic book shop in the gatehouse of the priory.

The monks have a regular newsletter they issue, and their weekly homilies are uploaded online.  They also have a number of apostolates that they run, which include two confraternities and a Eucharistic guild.

To contact them, please use the form they provide online.  For visits or their location information, please see this page.  Their horarium can be found on their website as well.


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