Welcome to The Servite Priory, Benburb
The Servite Priory - Benburb Centre is situated in East Tyrone, about seven miles from the city of Armagh and seven miles from the town of Dungannon. The beautiful old Manor house was built by the Bruce family in the 1880’s and has had several owner before becoming a priory and centre. Used in its long history as a private residence for the Bruce family, an English and American Army hospital during the Second World War, and since 1947 a priory and conference centre run by the Servite Order.
It was purchased in 1947 by Fr. James M. Keane OSM of Chicago, USA on behalf of the then ‘Our Lady of Sorrows’ Province of the Servants of Mary, who wished to open a Servite Foundation in Ireland.