Glenstal Abbey is home to a community of over thirty monks who strive to live according to the Rule of St Benedict and the precepts of the gospel. A place of great natural beauty, of prayer and of work, Glenstal offers our guests and visitors an invitation to open their lives and their hearts to the promptings of the Holy Spirit.
The Abbey is home to a boarding school for boys, a farm, a guesthouse and a monastic community. The presence of a praying community gives to Glenstal its unique character.
In the pages of this website it is our pleasure to offer you a little insight into what we are about. Welcome to Glenstal Abbey!
Abbot Brendan Coffey OSB
`...so that the strong may have something to strive after, and the weak may not fall back in dismay.' Rule of Benedict
Visitors are welcome at all liturgies, which take place in the Abbey Church. All liturgies can also be seen live, or recorded, on the Webcam. The full timetable is available on the 'Liturgy & Prayer' page of this website.
Click here for an audio summary of the first of the 'Luke the Artist' talks:
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