New monastery in Ireland is first since Reformation
February 27, 2017
Bishop Michael Smith of Meath presided on February 25 at the foundation of a new Benedictine monastery in his diocese: the first new monastery to be established in Ireland since the 16th century, when Irish monastic communities were suppressed by the order of England’s King Henry VIII.
Silverstream Priory in Stamullen is now home to eight monks, who came to Ireland from Oklahoma.
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