Poor Clare sisters Carlow launch Irish CD
A CD of prayers, hymns and readings ‘as Gaeilge’ was launched in the Poor Clare Monastery Carlow on Friday night. Forty people joined the nuns at the monastery in Graiguecullen for the official launch of as Toibreacha an tSlánaithe, which was unveiled by Mgr Brendan Byrne, Admistrator of Kildare and Leighlin Diocese.
Rev Mother Rosario extended a céad míle fáilte to all to the monastery and said the sisters were delighted and honoured to be associated with the CD.
Following the launch, an evening of bilingual conversation over a cupán tae was enjoyed by all.
The CD is an aid for teachers/chaplains/priests for use in schools, hospitals and nursing homes as well as for private prayer and reflection. It could be used in the classroom, at school assemblies and at retreats.
As Toibreacha an tSlánaithe is a project of the Ciorcal Solanus group in Carlow set up in 2010 to promote devotion to Fr. Solanus Casey, O.F.M. and the cd was produced by the local Irish language organization Glór Cheatharlach.
The Cd includes familiar Irish prayers Ár nAthair, Sé Do Bheatha a Mhuire, Glóir don Athair, A Mhuire na nGrás, Na Molta Diaga and Paidir na dTraidisiún. An tAthair Conn Ó Maoldomhnaigh sings Veni Creator Spiritus and Deus Meus while the beautiful Irish hymns A Mhuire Mháthair, A Íosa glan mo Chroíse and Móradh duit a Rí na Cruinne are sung by Kathleen Nic Dhiarmada. Sisters of the Poor Clare Monastery, Graiguecullen sing Regina Caeli and Salve Regina. Music reflections are by Ollie Hennessy who also recorded and edited the Cd.
As Toibreacha an tSlánaithe is available from Glór Cheatharlach, The Capuchin Friary and the Poor Clare Monastery as well as from local Parishes Centres in Carlow at €5. Copies can be ordered from email@example.com or 087 2857048 at €8 which includes postage.
Further information: Phone 087 2857048.