Opening of New Chapel, Clonard College, Geelong


The new St. Brigid’s Chapel at Clonard College is a multi-dimensional sacred space that is available for reflection, meditation, liturgies and Eucharist celebrations.

The Tree of Life hugs a reflection corner, whilst the central area is perfect for gathering around for meditation.

The north-west corner is the focal point for the celebration of the Eucharist. Enfolding the space is the beautiful story of Clonard College, told in leadlight, designed by Reba Woodwiss csb, from the first ‘flaring forth’ through indigenous cultures, pre-Christian Ireland, Christianity, Celtic Christianity, including St. Brigid, Daniel Delany, the Brigidines arriving in Australia, the establishment of Clonard and the future we have as a Kildare Ministries school.

Beautifully commissioned works of art as well as donated works by staff, complement the space that is welcoming of all. After the opening on Friday 4 November 2016 by Maree Marsh csb, Fr Gerard Keith blessed this long awaited spiritual space.

Clonard Chapel Opening

Clonard Chapel Opening 2Clonard Chapel Opening 3Top: The New St Brigid’s Chapel

Middle: Brigidine Sisters who attended the Opening on 4th November, 2016

Lower: Damian McKew, Principal of Clonard College, Geelong