Donations

Our needs are very basic. It is not our intention to build a large monastery with great cloisters etc. But we do need to build a solid house which will withstand the damp Irish climate. To enable the Sisters to live a regular monastic life, our convent must contain certain rooms such as a refectory, library, nuns choir, chapter room, kitchen, laundry etc. There should also be a visible enclosure wall or fence around the land so the Sisters may be able to observe their rule of enclosure and separation from the world.

At present we are having an old farmhouse repaired to serve as our main building. For those who wish to contribute to the development of St. Joseph's Hermitage, there are a number of options available:

Please note that the community account is currently registered under the name of Mother Irene Gibson due to the difficulty in obtaining recognition as a charity organisation. Any postal orders or cheques made payable to any other name than "Mother Irene Gibson" or "Sr. Irene Gibson" will be rejected by the bank and will have to be returned.

We pray daily for all our benefactors and have a monthly Mass offered for their intentions.

People may write to us with their prayer intentions or for further information. Please use the contact page to contact us.