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
“If he wishes to pray more secretly by himself, let him in all simplicity go in and pray, not with loud voice but with tears and an attentive heart.”