Welcome to Glenstal Abbey
'A school for the Lord's service'- Prologue of the Rule of Saint Benedict
We are a community of 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 Abbey 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.
Abbot Brendan Coffey OSB