The sisters are in dire need of funds to repair their leaking roof, damaged ceilings and walls, and improve their heating by installing double glazed windows.
Their roofs were repaired early this year, and all seemed to be fine, but there came a heavy storm with torrential rains that left the roof in a worse state than it was before the repairs. The leaks were very bad and caused a lot of damage. The roofers came back to examine it and declared that they needed a brand new roof on the main building of the Monastery. They were given a quote of £186,180, and so they made public appeals for funds. People have been very kind and generous so far. They have raised £18,568.16. Still a long way off of the required amount, so please, if you can spare something, please do send a donation. I apologise for asking you for money in these difficult times, and if you are not able to make a donation, can you please pray for the community.
I had the pleasure of attending Holy Mass here last Tuesday (26 October 2021). My family and I have spent many a time in prayer in the Chapel and having a chat in their tea room over the last 12 years. So I ask if you could make a donation, no matter how small or large it will help the Monastry stay open for Eucharistic Adoration and Worship and vastly improve the lives of the Sister who live there. The names of all their benefactors are kept under the Altar, and Holy Mass is offered every month for them.
You can download a letter from their Mother Prioress by clicking here.
Originally at Dumfries, Scotland, BENEDICTINE MONASTERY owed its beginnings to the initiative of Marcia, Lady Herries. She built the Monastery at Dumfries and invited Benedictine Nuns from Arras, France, to come to introduce Perpetual Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament in reparation for the dissolution of so many Monasteries in the Border Countries during the sixteenth century. In 1988 the Monastery moved to Largs on the west coast of Scotland. By Decree of the Holy See in 1992, the community was amalgamated with the Tyburn Nuns.
The Monastery has retreat facilities for individuals and groups. It also has a Christian Heritage Museum, which is an exhibit of how Christianity and Monasticism came to the British Isles. There is also a tea room where refreshments are served to individuals and groups, and there is also a shop where religious books, articles, sacramentals and handmade cards, crafts, various chaplets and rosary beads made by the sisters are sold.
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(07/11/2021 – This article was updated to correct spelling errors)