At the invitation of Fr. Ben sixth class visited St. Benedict’s Priory in Cobh this Friday. We set off bright and early and attended mass in the chapel on arrival. The tranquil surroundings were perfectly conducive to forgetting everything for a while plus the calming and peaceful atmosphere made us feel very relaxed.
The Bible Garden was a secluded place to meditate on the Bible in the setting of biblical trees, plants and flowers as well as breathtaking views of Cobh including St. Coleman’s Cathedral, Cobh town and Cork Harbour.
We discovered that the Priory building at The Mount was originally the Admiralty House of the British Navy. We wound up our visit in the library of the convent where Mother Catherine spoke to us about the life of a contemplative nun and we were fascinated. The boys asked some very intelligent questions which Mother Catherine was more than happy to answer.
We thoroughly enjoyed our day out and wound up our trip at the statue of Annie Moore. We looked out at the harbour and spotted the power station at Aghada, Whitegate Oil Refinery and the Naval Base at Haulbowline.
Thanks to Fr. Ben for organising this wonderful day and we look forward to our next trip out soon.