Monastic Musings


10 October 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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21 August 2015

Letting Go

I have been pondering the spiritual practice of letting go. The simple action of walking demonstrates succinctly what is necessary.

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12 May 2015

Get into that Wheelbarrow!

Sometimes I hear a story that takes my breath away. This was one. Do you want to know - or perhaps you do know - what the difference is between faith and trust?

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15 April 2015

Breathe Christ

One of the practices at the heart of Lectio Divina, the Benedictine way of prayer is meditation.

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8 March 2015

International Womens Day 2015

Today we celebrate International Women’s day. Around the world we are holding in our heart and our prayer.

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10 February 2015

Carrying The Past

Learning to live in the present moment, learning to live in the now is an aspect of spiritual discipline and a goal of spiritual practice that is common to all the major spiritual traditions across our globe.

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4 December 2014


Perhaps obedience is not a word that sits easily with us today yet it is one of the three vows taken by the Benedictine monk. The word obedience is first mentioned at the beginning of the prologue to the Rule of St Benedict and...

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10 November 2014

I have Come that you may have Life - Part 2

God says today I offer life and death, then choose life, choose life entirely. Give your self unconditionally to the abundant and generous life gifted you.

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7 November 2014

I have Come that you may have Life - Part 1

With such generosity does Jesus utter these words! I have come so that you may have life and have it to the full. I for you in abundance...

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2 September 2014

Keep Death Daily before our Eyes

St Benedict instructs us to keep death daily before our eyes. Is this a morbid thing? No, not at all. St Benedict puts this instruction in Chapter 4 of his Rule which he entitles 'The tools for good works'.

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~  Everything that lives and that breathes gives praise to the Lord  ~

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Jamberoo Abbey, Benedictine Nuns
695 Jamberoo Mountain Road,
Jamberoo NSW 2533 Australia

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