The Gatehouse is Open!

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Open for Business

After months of work, The Gatehouse, our monastery's bookshop is open for business! The environment is warm and inviting. We kept the original stone walls -- after sandblasting away old layers of paint, repairing, and sealing -- and added handcrafted wood shelves and furnishings. People who have already visited The Gatehouse are calling it the best Catholic bookshop in Ireland. We also have hand-carved statues of Jesus, King of Love, imported from Germany; handmade rosary beads from France; lovely icons, and much more. The Gatehouse is open from after Holy Mass in the morning (Holy Mass is at 10:00 and generally lasts one hour) until fifteen minutes before Vespers, that is 17:45.

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4 Comments

Well done. It is beautiful and a credit to all. It is also an occasion to announce that Silverstream Priory can and will be a special place to celebrate the year of Faith......let the bell ring out through the plains of Meath.

Will the Gatehouse have an e-store?

Lovely! What a great place to shop; and with the coffee, tea and cozy seating I think a book study group will form... May we purchase online? Merry Christmas to you all at the priory! :)

Beautiful, Fr Prior, and what a great Christmas present!

I just might know an Oblate, ahem, with a career in book sales whose wife might get tired of him one day...

;-)

~ Br Melchesidech

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About Dom Mark

Dom Mark Daniel Kirby is Conventual Prior of Silverstream Priory in Stamullen, County Meath, Ireland. The ecclesial mandate of his Benedictine community is the adoration of the Most Holy Sacrament of the Altar in a spirit of reparation, and in intercession for the sanctification of priests.

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