Safegurarding Children Policy

Silverstream Priory in Stamullen, County Meath is a monastery of Benedictine Monks dedicated entirely to divine worship in the enclosed contemplative life. 

General

We are committed to providing a safe environment for all. Following the teaching of Saint Benedict, we «receive all guests as Christ» showing courtesy and respect and always avoiding inappropriate behavior or language. As a consequence, we recognize the importance of protecting children from every form of abuse, whether physical, emotional or sexual.

Our Particular Way of Life

As contemplative monks, we observe the monastic enclosure and guests are confined to the gatehouse and Oratory. Priests, other clerical guests, and some religious may be admitted to the monastic refectory for meals.

We do not have any direct apostolate to children, nor any ministry outside the enclosure of the monastery. Our retreat facilities are closed to persons under 18 years of age.

As Irish law requires, all members of the community are personally vetted by An Garda Síochána. 

Our community follows the Safeguarding Policy of the Diocese of Meath and have put in place a number of other guidelines for the community. The full policy and contact information can be obtained here.