Friday, July 14, 2017

St. Saviour's Dominican Church [Now Operated By Nashville Nuns]

St. Saviour's Dominican Church [Now Operated By Nashville Nuns]

In the strong sunlight the stained glass windows were magical.

I used a Voigtlander 15mm lens, a manual focus lens, and I had lots of problems with the camera as it froze a number of times. As a result of my experience using lenses with a Metabones adaptor and the problems that I have had with the  Voigtlander I have finally decided that i will only use Sony glass [the only exceptions being Zeiss Batis and Loxia]

Apparently this church was rescued from closure by nuns from Tennessee.

Some years ago the Dominican Friars in Ireland announced they had embarked on a process of reorganising its commitments in Ireland because of falling numbers and would be withdrawing from Limerick. As a result of their decision St Saviour’s Church, Glentworth Street, which has an 800-year association with Limerick, was due to close but thanks to the Dominican Sisters of St Cecilia it will remain operational as a church.

On the 4th. of July 2016 the last Mass held by the Dominican Order took place. Soon after the Limerick Diocese took over the running of religious services with a Mass at 1pm each day while the nuns moved into the building later in the summer of 2016.


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