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The quiet life: Behind the scenes at Limerick's Glenstal Abbey

A new photo book gives a glimpse inside the Limerick Benedictine monastery, with its botanical splendour and simple life of praying, baking bread and serving the community

20th October, 2019
Br Justin making candles

‘It’s sort of a Beatrix Potter version of what a monastery should be,” says Fr Mark Patrick Hederman of Glenstal Abbey, Through the Seasons, a new book chronicling the inner workings of the Limerick Benedictine monastery.

“It’s like an extended calendar allowing people to see how the other side lives.”

That calendar-style beauty is thanks to the photography of Valerie O’Sullivan. Having created successful photo books of...

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