Ongoing Formation

Women who enter our Benedictine way of life undertake a life-long process of formation and education.

This occurs in a number of ways:

  • The abbess gives regular talks to the community focusing on the Rule of St Benedict, the Word of God and liturgical feasts and seasons.
  • Guest speakers are invited to share their expertise with the community and offer workshops on a variety of topics.
  • Solemnly Professed sisters are encouraged to study for a Bachelor of Theology online through the Broken Bay Institute.
  • Sisters study monastic topics online through The Benedictine Consortium for Distance Learning.
  • In recent years, some sisters have attended monastic formation courses in Rome and at St John’s Abbey, Collegeville and personal renewal courses in Australia and overseas.