Rorate Caeli

Traditional Benedictine Monastery plans move to Ireland

From the homepage of the Monastery of Our Lady of the Cenacle:

THE Monastery of Our Lady of the Cenacle is a community of men dedicated to the traditional monastic life according to the Rule of Saint Benedict, and to intercession for the sanctification of priests, in adoration and reparation before the Eucharistic Face of Christ.  

We were established during the Year of the Priest (2009-2010) in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Tulsa, Oklahoma, by His Excellency, Most Reverend Edward J. Slattery.  

By the grace of God, we have been invited by His Lordship, the Most Reverend Michael Smith, Bishop of Meath, to move our fledgling community to County Meath, Ireland. God willing, we will complete this move in February-March 2012.

The founder, prior, and currently the sole priest of the Monastery is Dom Mark Kirby OSB (best known for his blog, Vultus Christi). As he explained in December 2010, he exclusively celebrates the Traditional Latin Mass in his monastery. Fr. Mark's page on vocations also describes the monastery's liturgical life as:

• Holy Mass (Usus Antiquior) and the Divine Office celebrated in Latin and Gregorian Chant.  
• bringing to the forms of the liturgy a diligence and beauty worthy of the holy mysteries.

According to their newsletter, Fr. Mark and his monks will be moving into the former Visitation monastery in Stamullen, County Meath. 

H/t Lux Occulta