Vocation weekends with the Cistercian nuns of Holy Cross, Whitland in Wales
20-10-2022 Apples at the shop
EATING AND COOKING APPLES AVAILABLE IN THE SHOP – £10 PER CRATE, OR WHATEVER YOU CAN AFFORD!
A bumper harvest, thanks be to God!
We wish all our friends a blessed Holy Week!
Holy Week Timetable
Sacred Triduum 2022
Unfortunately, with unforeseen circumstances, we have to close our guesthouse again. A recent fire audit and fire risk assessment has highlighted deficiencies in the fire safety of the guesthouse and has advised that we do not take guests until the remedial works have been carried out. So, until further notice, we will not be taking guests. We are sorry for the inconvenience that this will cause; the safety of our guests has to be paramount. God bless.
b. Adam OCSO
Tel: 01530 839162, 832298 or 832022 (option 3)
The preferred method of booking is by email. However, for those without access to the internet, a reservation may be made by phone from 9.30 a.m. – 12.00 noon from Monday to Saturday. Unfortunately, the brethren retire at 8.00 p.m. and are not available to respond to emails or phone calls after this time.
The guesthouse is closed for two weeks in February, June, September, and Christmas.
From our Facebook page:
UKRAINIAN FIRST AID APPEAL FROM OUR ABBEY SHOP
Dear friends of the community – we thank you for your generosity so far, please continue your help, if you can.
Ukraine refugee appeal updated list (18/03/2022):
for the shipment leaving for Poland on Wednesday 23.03.2022.
We will only accept brand new items from the below list:
1. Women and teenagers underwear – pants/bras/shirts- S, M, L, XL, XXL
2. Women’s and teenagers’ socks – all sizes
3. Washing powder (laundry) 1kg or smaller.
4. Male thermal socks, underwear – large sizes
5. Tinned meat with loop opener
6. Duvets, pillows
If you join this appeal (for which we would be massively grateful) consider picking just ONE item from the list and buying more of it (for example pants, size XL, 5 packs of 3 or 3 pillows – would make an amazing donation!).
WE ARE STILL IN NEED OF THE FOLLOWING ITEMS AS WELL AS THOSE ABOVE:
Sterile Dressings small, medium, large,
Eye Pad dressings,
Plasters, all sizes, fabric, washproof
Dressings, bandages cotton, elasticated,
First aid wipes, liquid
To assist Ukrainian men fighting on the front line:
Tactical gloves (camouflage colour if possible)
Please email the shop with any questions using firstname.lastname@example.org or phone them on 01530 832298 ext. 5
Thank you, in advance, on behalf of the Ukrainian people who are suffering at this time. Let us keep praying for an end to the war.
ALSO, A REMINDER THAT YOU CAN DONATE TO THE UKRAINIAN CAUSE HERE:
Matthew 25:40, “And the King will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.’”
May the Lord bless us all with eternal life.
CONFESSIONS BEGIN AGAIN MONDAY 14TH MARCH
Confession will be available Monday to Sunday, 2.30pm – 3.00pm
in the confession box at the back of the church.
CHRISTMAS MASSES 2021
Our Christmas Masses will be open to the public but booking is essential as places are limited:
Christmas Midnight Mass
(church open from 11.30pm)
Christmas Morning Mass – 8.00am
(church open from 7.30am)
Booking is essential and places will be allocated on a first come first serve basis.
To make a booking email Richard on email@example.com
or speak to any of the stewards at daily Mass (8.00am)
23rd October 2021
After being closed for nearly eighteen months, we plan to resume our monastic hospitality from Monday 1st November. We have now officially started taking bookings from our guests.
However, to comply with our Government guidelines on social distancing/Covid-19, we can only accommodate a limited number of guests and are only open from Monday to Friday. We are closed over the weekend for Disinfection.
The priorities will be given to serious individual retreatants only and our aspirants. We do not take group bookings yet until further notice.
We will require a full vaccination passport from the NHS official website and a Lateral Flow Test before coming. Without this, we will not be able to take your booking.
Retreatants are also required to wear face masks in all common areas in the guesthouse. Again, this is for your safety and our community as well.
We are not open yet for day visitors without a prior appointment. We hope to lessen these restrictions after three months. God bless.
B. Adam OCSO
Tel: 01530 839162, 832298 or 832022 (option 3)
The preferred method of booking is by email. However, for those without access to the internet, a reservation may be made by phone from 9.30 a.m. – 12.00 noon from Monday to Saturday. Unfortunately, the brethren retire at 8.00 p.m. and cannot respond to emails or phone calls after this time.
The guesthouse is closed for the first two weeks of February, June, September, and Christmas week.
27th September 2021
GIFT SHOP NOTICE
23rd August 2021
The abbey was struck by lightning early on Sunday morning. Our internet and phone systems were damaged. We hope to have them repaired in the next few days. No one in the community was injured, thanks be to God.
20th August 2021
2nd February 2021
Notification Letter for change Email Address
Dear guests and friends,
I have recently changed my email address as I could not access the previous
one due to security issues. I tried to recover it, but all the efforts went in vain.
My new email address is firstname.lastname@example.org and I would like
you to kindly change it as soon as possible so I do not miss out on more emails.
Also, as I lost my account on November 2020, so I request you to kindly resend
me the emails sent after this time on my new email address so I can catch up
with the missed work.
I would be very thankful to you.
B. Adam OCSO
Guestmaster of Mount Saint Bernard Abbey
2nd January 2021
The Gift Shop is now closed until further notice, we are sorry to say.
24th December 2020
There is no Midnight Mass for the public being held at the abbey this year, we are sorry to say.
15th December 2020
Tynt Meadow giftsets and glasses now available online!
Free delivery (12.5 miles) on orders over £30
Orders under £30 incur a £2.50 delivery charge
Last orders before Christmas on 22nd, delivery on 23rd
3rd November 2020
The Gift Shop is now open to the public.
20th November 2020
5th November 2020
4th November 2020
2nd November 2020
The shop will closed from Thursday 5th November until 2nd December.
15th October 2020
The gift shop will closed on this day between 10.45am and 12.45am
5th September 2020
The Abbey Shop will be CLOSED from 12:00 – 14:30*
For the following dates:
Friday 11 September
Saturday 12 September
Monday 14 September
*Normal opening and closing time not affected.
20th June 2020
The shop is now open. All are welcome.
24th March 2020
Due to the government’s advice, confirmed by our bishop, our church will now remain closed until further notice and the daily confessions will be suspended. Pope Francis gave this advice on 20th March for those unable to go to confession: “But many people today would tell me, ‘Father, where can I find a priest, a confessor, because I can’t leave the house? And I want to make peace with the Lord, I want him to embrace me, I want the Father’s embrace.'”
The pope said his response would be, “Do what the Catechism (of the Catholic Church) says. It is very clear: If you cannot find a priest to confess to, speak directly with God, your father, and tell him the truth. Say, ‘Lord, I did this, this, this. Forgive me,’ and ask for pardon with all your heart.”
Make an act of contrition, the pope said, and promise God, “‘I will go to confession afterward, but forgive me now.’ And immediately you will return to a state of grace with God.”
The Catechism of the Catholic Church, N. 1452, says: “When it arises from a love by which God is loved above all else, contrition is called ‘perfect’ — contrition of charity. Such contrition remits venial sins; it also obtains forgiveness of mortal sins if it includes the firm resolution to have recourse to sacramental confession as soon as possible.”
“As the catechism teaches,” Francis said, “you can draw near to God’s forgiveness without having a priest at hand. Think about it. This is the moment.”
24th March 2020
In accordance with the government’s instructions our shop is now closed. We thank all our customers for their support and friendship and look forward to seeing you again once the restrictions are lifted.
23rd February 2020
Berhan Shekan is clothed and receives the name Br David. Please pray for his perseverance.
22nd January 2020
Fr Joseph Delargy has been elected abbot of our monastery. We ask for the prayers of all our visitors.
1st October 2019
Announcing the appointment of Dom Erik Varden Abbot of Mount St Bernard Abbey to the position of bishop-prelate of Trondheim, Norway, to take effect on 1st November.
Dom Erik announced his appointment during our community meeting this morning. The community are very sad at losing their abbot but wish him well in his new position.
5th March 2019
Br Robert’s First Profession of Vows
Daily Confession is extended beyond the Year of Mercy
Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession) available in the public church every day between 2.30pm and 3.00pm. Come and take advantage of the Lord’s forgiving mercy! This is an extension of our practice during the Year of Mercy due to popular request.