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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.

Nones


Heard the one about the three monks?

Thursday, 5 April, 2012

Seeing that this is Holy Thursday, it’s time for something contemplative, and they don’t get much better than this very old Irish joke, which begins: “Tríar manach do rat díultad don tsaegul.” Not familiar with ancient Gaelic? Here’s some help: tríar = three persons, a threesome; manach = of monks (genitive plural of ‘manach‘); do […]

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