Nunraw

Location

Official Name Sancta Maria Abbey

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Country United Kingdom

City Haddington

Address Nunraw

Postcode EH41 4LW

Contact Information

Telephone [44] (1620) 830223

Website www.nunrawabbey.com

Superior Dom Mark Caira, Abbot 2009-2020

Other Informations

Juridical Status Abbey

Diocese Archidioecesis S. Andreae et Edimburgensis (Saint Andrews and Edinburgh)

OCSO Region ISLES

Founded/Restored 1946

Origins

Founded by Roscrea in 1946; raised to the rank of abbey 20 November 1947

History

1945: The abbot of Roscrea visited Scotland to look for a place in which to revive monastic life in this country, and chose the old manor of Nunraw

1946: Negotiations proceeded rapidly.  7 founders from Roscrea took possession of the manor on 7 February and celebrated the first Mass.  A little later, a second group arrived, which brought the number of monks to 26.  The community lived in the manor house and in temporary shelters.  The permanent monastery was being built a short distance away.

1952: Construction of the monastery buildings begins.  The cornerstone of the church was laid on 22 August 1954.

1962, 31 October: the community moves into the monastery.

Father Immediate

Roscrea / Delegate of the Father Immediate : Mount Melleray.

Past Superiors

Michael SHERRY — Superior — 02/02/1946 – 21/09/1947
Columban MULCAHY — Abbot — 30/11/1947 – 30/11/1969
Donald McGLYNN — Abbot — 16/12/1969 – 30/05/2003
Raymond JACONELLI – Abbot — 30/05/2003 – 30/05/2009

Transportation

Station : Edinburg, bus to Haddington and then taxi to monastery. Airport : Edinburg.

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