Reflections from some of the nuns


March 6, 2017

Blue Sapphire Gallery at the Abbey

Symbols of transition have been a focus of my art for some years now. Windows, Doors, Pathways. Transitions can be understood in many ways: as space, ie. going from place to place, moving house, changing your job, travelling. It can also be symbolic for a shift in perception, an awakening, or shift in consciousness; for […]

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March 12, 2016

The Monastery of our Hearts

In the rubble of your resentments, grudges and hostilities there is a small box hidden in the corner of your heart covered with dust and debris.

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March 5, 2016

Every Moment And Every Event

Every moment and every event of our life on earth plants something in our soul. For just as the wind carries thousands of winged seeds, so each moment brings with it the germs of spiritual vitality that come to ...

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November 28, 2015

Your Deeds O Lord Have Made Me Glad

This week I bring to you a treat. Yuijn has been happy snapping in the Vegie Patch and so I bring to you some of her photos.

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November 28, 2015

Though I Walk In The Midst Of Affliction

Over the past month Jamberoo Mountain has been in the clouds. We had rain and mist nearly every day, with the occasional patch of sunshine. I have to tell you I just love these weather conditions!

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October 24, 2015

Your Glory Lights Creation

'In spite of sin Your Glory lights creation, Your ancient and unchanging truth remains.' This is a quote from the Saturday morning Lauds hymn...

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October 10, 2015

Grace – The Divine Milieu

Words are such wonderful, amazing, confusing, illuminating and mysterious things... and they can be very tricky too. We can lose their rich meanings and...

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October 10, 2015

In The Presence of The Angels

In the liturgy it has been the time for celebrating the angels – Michael, Gabriel, Raphael and our own guardian angels. From time to time people and creatures come into our lives and...

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September 26, 2015

You Breathe On Us

From time to time we have a visitor to the Abbey Farm garden and often I am asked about how self sufficient the garden is. I guess the bottom line is that the garden falls short of this in a big way.

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September 26, 2015

Years Later

The harsh lines of trauma soften in the gentle word. The colours of experience return.

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