13 Nov 2017

New abbot at Mount Melleray

The Irish Catholic
Bishop Fintan Monahan, Bishop William Lee , Bishop Phonsie Cullinan, Dom Andre Barbour, Bishop Kieran O’Reilly and Bishop Willie Walsh with Mount Melleray’s Abbot Richard Purcell (centre) ahead of a Mass to invoke God’s blessing on the new abbot and his ministry. 
Photo: Oisin McHugh/ True Media
Back in August the Cistercian community of Mount Melleray elected Dom Richard Purcell OCSO as their new abbot.

On Saturday 4th November,  Bishop Alphonsus Cullinan celebrated the ‘Mass to Invoke God’s Blessing on the New Abbot and his Abbatial Ministry’ at Mountmelleray Abbey. 

Every blessing and best wish to the new abbot and the community! 

More photos HERE.

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