Cistercian Monks in East Lothian


Like many buildings and communities all over the world, Nunraw Abbey is closed for the foreseeable future to limit the exposure of the monks, many of them very elderly, to the Covid virus. The Funeral of Dom Donald McGlynn on September 4th, at which Archbishop Cushley joined the Community and a congregation of four to mark the final rites of the former Abbot, in office from 1969- 2004, seemed a good time to re-present on the internet, the true heritage of the Abbey, founded from Roscrea in 1946: that heritage is the lives and witness of the members of the monastic community who have lived and died there. Dom Donald had meticulously collected the obituaries, chronicles and sermons for the monks, a tradition upheld by his successors, Abbot Raymond and Abbot Mark. These documents can be found in the Necrology.

Sancta Maria Abbey, Nunraw