Tuesday 6 December 2016

David Robbins: A weekend in a silent order or a week in Mustique? It's a toss-up

Published 04/09/2010 | 05:00

What could be nicer in this time of economic turmoil and general grumpiness than to escape to the cloistered seclusion of an enclosed religious order?

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Yes, I know a week in Mustique wouldn't be bad either, but this week's offer by the order of the Poor Clares is free, you won't have the airport hassle, and the food is probably good.

The Poor Clares are proposing a taste of the monastic life over a weekend in Carlow next month for those interested in a life of "obedience, poverty, chastity and enclosure".

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