Why Our Lady of the Cenacle?
The Cenacle is the upper room in which Our Divine Lord instituted the adorable Sacrament of His Most Holy Body and Blood, making His Apostles the first priests of the Church, and humbling Himself to wash their feet. In the splendour of His Resurrection, Our Lord appeared to His Apostles, again in the Cenacle. It was in the same Cenacle that the Apostles, assembled around the Virgin Mother of Jesus, awaited the promised Gift of the Holy Ghost, by persevering together in prayer. When, on the day of Pentecost, the Holy Ghost descended upon them in tongues of fire and in a mighty wind, this too took place in the Cenacle.
Silverstream Priory, under the patronage of Our Lady of the Cenacle, was first established, under the Rule of Saint Benedict, by the Most Reverend Edward J. Slattery, Bishop of Tulsa,Oklahoma, during the Year of the Priest (2009-2010). In February 2012 the monastic community moved to County Meath, Ireland, to occupy a house already hallowed by the Visitation Nuns (1955-2011), and before them, by the Hospitaller Brothers of Saint John of God (1941-1955). On December 31st, 2012, His Lordship, Bishop Michael Smith, established the monastery in the Diocese of Meath, approved the Constitutions, and appointed the first Conventual Prior.
The ecclesial mandate of the fledgling community is to adore the Most Holy Sacrament of the Altar in a spirit of reparation, and to intercede for the sanctification of priests by "persevering with one mind in prayer with Mary, the Mother of Jesus" (Acts 1. 14).
For further information, contact:
Very Reverend Father Prior
Co. Meath, Ireland
Community Email: Info@cenacleosb.org
Prior's Email: email@example.com
Vultus Christi Weblog: http://vultus.stblogs.org/