A Warm Welcome to Bonnie Scotland

In 1952 our Monastery in Cork, Ireland, was bursting at the seams so it was decided to found a new Monastery in the Diocese of Motherwell, Scotland. Five Sisters from Cork were warmly received into the Diocese after a long overnight sail on the boat from Dublin. Their first house was in Blantyre where, over the years, the community gradually increased. In 1973 we moved to a new purpose–built Monastery attached to St. Bride’s Parish Church in Bothwell where we participate in the daily Mass of the Parish. Two of the Sisters who originally came from Cork, Srs. Paschal and Jarlath are still with us, regaling us with stories of ‘the good old days,’ when the hardship involved in a new Foundation was lightened by joy and laughter.

We are blessed with the friendship and support of the people of Bothwell and Uddingston, as well as further afield. Prayer requests come from all over the world so we are very much in touch with the suffering and struggles of people while at the same time we are so often greatly impressed by their faith and love.

In 2007 we were privileged to welcome into our Community our Poor Clare Sisters from Neath in South Wales who have added a new dimension to our life.

We ask all who read this, to pray for us that we shall always be faithful, grateful and joyful in our Vocation, and that those young women whom the Lord is calling today to share our way of life will respond with great generosity and love.