Silverstream Priory, County Meath: February 2012 Archives

Hilda en route to Ireland

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Faithful Vultus Christi reader Mariana asked, "Where is Hilda?" Hilda is also en route to Ireland. She will fly out of Chicago to Dublin later this week. We will greet her in Ireland. Hilda travels well. She is a wonderful creature of the good God.

Priory Church in Stamullen

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Just as we were about to board our flight in Tulsa, we received an email from Brother Thomas O'Grady of the Order of Hospitallers of Saint John of God. The email contained photographs of the priory church in Stamullen. The Hospitallers occupied the monastery in Stamullen from 1941 until 1955. The little church was dedicated, under the patronage of Saint Thérèse of the Child Jesus and of the Holy Face, on May 18th, 1952. We will, please God, be settled in our new monastery in time to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the dedication of the church.

In viam pacis

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Having prayed Lauds and the Itinerarium, we are on our way! Brother Benedict and I are waiting for our flight to Chicago, whence we shall board our Aer Lingus flight to Dublin. A group of loving friends accompanied us to the Tulsa Airport to see us off. Our hearts are full of gratitude for all those who have worked with us tirelessly over the past weeks to make this venture of faith possible. It hardly seems possible that we will be in Ireland tomorrow morning. I ask the readers of Vultus Christi to hold us in their prayers.

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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