“All guests who present themselves are to be welcomed as Christ, for he himself will say: I was a stranger and you welcomed me"
The monastic tradition of hospitality dates back to the earliest monks and was incorporated by St. Benedict into hisRule. In fact, monasteries were the hostels of early medieval Europe. Mount Melleray has welcomed guests since its inception and continues to share with visitors an atmosphere of peace and quiet that facilitates private prayer, reading, reflection and daily participation with the monks in the Divine Office and Mass. Guests discover that personal retreats provide relief from the pressures of the outside world and opportunities to connect with God in an atmosphere of peace and tranquillity. Those wishing to spend some time at the Abbey may make a booking by letter, fax or phone. While there is no fixed charge for Guest House accommodation and meals, donations are appreciated and left to the means of each guest.
The Guest Master, Mount Melleray Abbey, Cappoquin, Co. Waterford.
Fax: (058) 52140. Phone: (058) 54404.
The best time to phone is between 10 a.m. and midday.
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 058 54404
"Proper honour must be shown to all, especially to those who share our faith ”
(Gal 6:10). Rule of St Benedict Ch. 53