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Thanks to Google, I found these monks, which leads me to believe the author of this book resides in their monastery, especially since they are dedicated to adoration. In fact I am pretty sure it is their founder and present prior, who was born in Connecticut.
A NEW BENEDICTINE MONASTERY home to eight BENEDICTINE monks from Tulsa, Oklahoma, has been set up in the diocese of Meath. The community came from Tulsa, USA, in 2012 and occupies the former residence of the Visitation Sisters in Stamullen, Meath. In February 2017, Bishop Michael Smith presided at the “canonical establishment of the new monastery at Silverstream Priory”.
Bishop Smith signed a Decree on 25 February “erecting the Benedictine Monks of Perpetual Adoration of the Most Holy Sacrament of the Altar as a monastic institute of consecrated life in the diocese of Meath”.
This decree is believed to mark the first formal establishment of a monastic community in the diocese of Meath since the suppression of the monasteries by Henry VIII in 1536.
Bishop Smith said, “The history of religious life has seen many developments over the centuries and I am delighted to recognize the unique presence of this new monastery in the Diocese of Meath.
“Through their prayer, study and hospitality, the monks are ‘speaking to the heart’ and their quiet witness is a reminder that the Lord continues to provide the Church with new gifts and grace.”
Sometimes we dismiss the interior voice, thinking that because it is within, it must be our own. But the Lord who dwells within our hearts, hears us and speaks to us. We have only to listen!