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The Psalms

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Experience the Psalms’ enduring spiritual power at every stage of life, through talks and guided readings by the monks of Glenstal Abbey. The monastic day is punctuated by the praying of the Psalms which, over time, are intended to penetrate every thought, word, and deed of the monk. This day of talks is dedicated to sharing the treasures of the Psalms and to reveal their enduring spiritual nourishment for every stage of life.

Columba McCann OSB will explore some of the many ways in which the Psalms function in the liturgy, whilst Pádraig McIntyre OSB will share some personal readings of the Psalms. Starting with Columba of Iona, Colmán Ó Clabaigh OSB will explore how the Psalms shaped the spirituality, theology and art of medieval Irish Christians. Simon Sleeman OSB will explore the Psalms in dialogue with contemporary scholars.

  • 9.45am – Registration
  • 10am – ‘O God, we ponder your love within your temple: Psalms in the Liturgy’ with Columba McCann OSB
  • 10.45am – Morning Coffee
  • 11.05am – ‘The Psalms: My Prayer’ with Pádraig McIntyre OSB
  • 12.10pm – Mass
  • 1pm – Lunch
  • 2.15pm – ‘The Psalms in the Irish Tradition’ with Colmán Ó Clabaigh OSB
  • 3.30pm – ‘Praying with Open Eyes’ with Simon Sleeman OSB

Taking place Saturday 10th February 2024 from 9.45am to 4.30pm. Cost €70. For more information and enquiries please contact events@glenstal.com or call 061 621005.