Whether by accident or design you have reached the Glenstal Abbey website. Whoever you are, we welcome you, as we are encouraged to do in the Rule of Benedict which we follow, and which monks such as ourselves have followed since the sixth century.
The Abbey is essentially a house of God, which has become home to a community of about 40 monks. Our community life of prayer is combined with running a boarding school for boys, a farm, a guesthouse and various other works. We offer a number of lectures, workshops and seminars which may be the very reason why the Holy Spirit has guided you to our website at this moment. So, I invite you to check these out.
Abbot Mark Patrick Hederman
“To be on the fourth rung of humility is to embrace patience, silently and consciously.”
A Church Reborn
Stay in Touch
If you would like to receive emails from Glenstal about events and other goings on please join our email list. You can decide what type of emails you will receive and can change this at any stage. Your data will not be used for any other purpose.