It’s The Weekend


The Holy Trinity Abbey Church, Adare, County Limerick, Ireland

The Holy Trinity Church in Adare is some 800 years old and has a very interesting history.

Obviously, MB, if it’s that old!!!

Ok lads, enough smart-ass comments for one post. Please.

It was the only branch of the Trinitarian Order in Ireland, founded near Paris in the year of our Lord 1193, with the approval of Pope Innocent III in 1198, whom MB had never previously heard of until he researched this post.

Anyway, and interestingly, the purpose of the Trinitarian Order was to gain the release of captured Christians, who were the victims of pirate raids around the Mediterranian coastline at that time or of Muslim armies during the Crusader wars. The full and more correct name of the Order is The Order of Most Holy Trinity and of the Captives. The Order continues to this day, working amongst oppressed communities in particular.

From Wikipedia:

Order of the Most Holy Trinity and of the Captives
Ordo Sanctissimae Trinitatis et Captivorum
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Abbreviation O.SS.T.
Motto Gloria Tibi Trinitas et Captivis Libertas
(Glory to you O Trinity & Liberty to the Captives)
Formation 17 December 1198
Founder Saint John of Matha (both Saints John and Felix are seen as the “fathers of the order”)
Type Clerical Religious Order (Institute of Consecrated Life)
Purpose The Glory of the Most Holy Trinity and the Redemption of Captives
Headquarters Curia General: Via Massimi, 114/c, 00136 Roma, Italia
Membership (2015)
585 (of whom 410 are priests)
Ministro General
Fr. Joseph Narlaly
Website www.trinitari.org

Emblem of the Trinitarian Order

 


MB took this shot of the church in Adare village on his recent trip home, Adare being approx 20-minute drive from MBs HX abode:

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5 Comments on “It’s The Weekend

  1. What a charming and fascinating post. I’d never heard of this order — and when 410 of the 585 members are priests, it’s easy to see why. But what a beautiful little outpost they built for themselves in Ireland! And what a noble mission they once had too, to save those in captivity. You’ve taught me quite a lot today, MB. Thank you for that.

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    • Thank you, Michael. I found the Trinitarian Church fascinating. I have often passed it but never knew all this about it. I am over my big surgery on the knee. Recovery is slow but thank God it is over.

      Regards and thanks

      Marie

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      • Thank you, Michael. I found the Trinitarian Church fascinating. I have often passed it but never knew all this about it. I am over my big surgery on the knee. Recovery is slow but thank God it is over.

        Regards and thanks

        Marie

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