Tag: Cistercian

Before Nones

Friday, 18 January, 2019

The Cistercian monks at Mount Melleray Abbey in Cappoquin, Co. Waterford, begin their day with Vigils at 4.30 am and end at 8.00 pm with Compline. At 2.15 pm, they celebrate Nones, also known as None, from the Latin Nona (“Ninth”, the Ninth Hour). Their prayers consist mainly of psalms.


Mother and son at Holy Cross Abbey

Sunday, 19 January, 2014 0 Comments

The abbey of Holy Cross near Thurles in County Tipperary takes its name from the True Cross or Holy rood, a fragment of which was brought to Ireland by the Plantagenet Queen, Isabella of Angoulême, around 1233. She bestowed the relic on the Cistercian monastery, which was subsequently named Holy Cross Abbey. The modern Stations […]

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