Religious Orders

The Parish of Ennis is fortunate in having four Religious Congregations in ministry. all of these having dedicated their lives to God through prayers and service.

The Christian Brothers have been part of the story of Ennis Parish since their arrival in the town in 1827.  today there are 5 Brothers in the Ennis Community.
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The Sisters of Mercy were involved in teaching and nursing. In latter years, although a minority are in their original ministries, Sisters are now involved in social work, Parish ministry and working with the marginalised.
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The Poor Clare Sisters are a Contemplative Order. Their day consists of Prayer, manual work and listening to those who come to them in times of difficulty. The Sisters first came to Ennis from Cork in 1957 and on welcoming them Bishop Joseph Rodgers, the Bishop of Killaloe at that time, described their arrival as the setting up of a “power house of prayer”. Today there are 9 members in the community.
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The Sisters of Joseph have come to reside in Ennis in recent years. These Sisters are working in Parish ministry and in helping and welcoming our many immigrants. They also prepare adult immigrants for the Sacraments.
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