Sisters Adorers of the Royal Heart of Jesus Sovereign Priest are coming to Limerick for Lenten reflection this Saturday
Limerick will be blessed by the upcoming visit of young nuns this week! The Sisters Adorers of the Royal Heart of Jesus Sovereign Priest are the female branch of the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest, the community of canons which moved to the Crescent in 2012 and is currently restoring the former Jesuit church.
These sisters will be coming from their convents in Germany, Italy and Switzerland. The highlight of their presence in Limerick will be the “Lenten Reflection with Sacred Music and Readings” that will be held at the Sacred Heart Church this coming Saturday, March 30 at 6 pm.
It will feature some instrumentalists, soloists and congregational hymns. It will end with a blessing of the relic of the True Cross. The sisters will perform some Lenten pieces of Gregorian chant alternating with the choir and congregation. This Sunday the 31st, they will also sing at the 10:30 am Mass.
The Sisters Adorers lead a semi-cloistered life. In their convents, which are always next to an apostolate of the Institute, they devote time first to prayer and then to pastoral work. This vocation includes helping the priests in schools, receiving guests in retreat centres and helping with church maintenance, the sacristy, catechism and choirs.
Their life is deeply rooted in the Liturgy of the Latin Mass and the daily adoration of the Blessed Sacrament with a special devotion to the Sacred Heart. They also pray together the Divine Office and support the priests by their prayers. The whole community currently counts 51 sisters, including four Irish ones, where the average age is 32. They will be happy to meet you this coming Saturday after the 6 pm Lenten Reflection at the Sacred Heart Church! (Free admission). Contact: 061 315 812 or visit https://institute-christ-king.ie/