Visit to the Poor Clares, Simmonscourt.
On Friday 27th of February, Sr. Elizabeth Cotter, Vicar for Religious and myself in my role as Assistant Vicar, visited the Poor Clare Colettine Monastery in Simmonscourt for the canonical election of the new Mother Abbess. The Poor Clares are one of the seven monastic communities in our Archdiocese. After carrying out the visitation and after prayerful discernment, Mother Mary Bridget Harran was elected as Mother Abbess. Special appreciation was given to Sr. Mary Patrice Regan, outgoing Mother Abbess, for her generosity in guiding the community during her term of service.
It was also an occasion to acknowledge the gift of life of Sr. Kevin (seated beside Sr. Elizabeth), who celebrated her 100th birthday on the 3rd of March! Her gentle and peaceful presence is a lovely witness of the joy of following Jesus and a testimony to the wonderful care and love she receives daily from her community.
We continue to keep the Poor Clares in our prayers as we entrust to them all the needs of the world, especially the needs of the Archdiocese of Dublin. For more information about the Poor Clares or to leave a prayer intention,click here.