Feast of the Immaculate Conception

The Feast of the Immaculate Conception was celebrated by the entire Glenstal community starting with mass in the Abbey Church. All students, staff and monks attended.

Mass was followed by a brief ceremony in the School Atrium where the oldest Monastic resident, Fr. Phillip and the two youngest boys in the school, Luke Fitzgerald and Luke Fahy lit a candle symbolising the light of Christ in our lives.

Fr. Abbot formally welcomed everyone and school Principal, Ms. Carmel Honan officially lit the lights on the Christmas tree.

Everyone ate lunch together and it was a very pleasant occasion.

Many thanks to everyone who helped prepare the various ceremonies and lunch.

Photos by Jack Wall and Padraig Hassett can be seen in the Photos Section