THE Monastery of Our Lady of the Cenacle (Silverstream Priory) is a community of men dedicated to the traditional monastic life according to the Rule of Saint Benedict, and to intercession for the sanctification of priests, in adoration and reparation before the Eucharistic Face of Christ.
We were established during the Year of the Priest (2009-2010) in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Tulsa, Oklahoma, by His Excellency, the Most Reverend Edward J. Slattery.
By the grace of God, we were invited by His Lordship, the Most Reverend Michael Smith, Bishop of Meath, to move our fledgling community to County Meath, Ireland. On 31 December 2012, we were formally erected by His Lordship in the Diocese of Meath as a Public Clerical Association of the Faithful (CIC 312) in view of our being recognized, after a suitable period of growth, as a sui iuris Monastery of Diocesan Right.
With God’s help, we have begun the immense task of preparing the Silverstream property to meet the demands of our monastic life. This involves the renovation of the priory church, the kitchen, retreat facilities for priests (including a small oratory and a hermitage), 12 monastic cells, and a monastery bookshop (called “The Gatehouse”).
You can read more about our “monastic mission to Ireland” in the first issue of our newsletter.
The Priory operates the Gatehouse Bookstore, as well as administering three apostolates of prayer for the good of the Church at large: The Confraternity of Priest Adorers of the Eucharistic Face of Jesus, the Confraternity of Jesus, King of Love, and the Benedictine Eucharistic Guild.