Poor Clares (Drumshanbo) visit Clonmacnois!

    In a very unusual move, the enclosed Poor Clare Sisters by arrangement with Bishop Francis Duffy visited parts of our Diocese on Sunday, 29th July. They recently have received 3 sisters from the Philippines and the reason for the pilgrimage to St. Mel’s Cathedral, Longford, the first Cathedral at Ardagh Village and to Clonmacnois was to give the “new” Sisters some sense of the faith heritage of the Diocese of Ardagh and Clonmacnoise in which they will be praying. One can only be humbled by the service and witness of these great women of prayer as we welcomed them to the land of Ciaran.

    First stop the Cross the of the Scriptures after the Audio Visual
    Some guiding at the Cross of the Scriptures at Clonmacnois

    The Community gather in the former Cathedral of the former Diocese of Clonmacnois
    Fr. Aidan Ryan PP Leamonaghan leading the Sisters in a Short “Station”
    1. Mother Angela and one of the Community try out the famous “Whispering Arch”- it worked!

      Just above the doorway is St. Dominic, Patrick and Sr. Francis watching over the Poor Clares..