Reflections From Abbess Mary
June 4, 2017
Over the past nine days, as we gathered here in our own “upper room”, we have sung and prayed the words, Come Holy Spirit. Fill the hearts of your faithful and kindle in them, the fire of your love.
May 28, 2017
Today we celebrate that wonderful mystery of the Ascension of the Lord. I couldn't let the feastday pass without sharing a few words about the figure of Jesus on the cross which is in our church. Some of you may know its history but others won't so I want to take this opportunity to pass on a little bit of our more recent heritage.
April 12, 2017
Holy Week 2017
The words of the beautiful hymn we have listened to tonight, capture the essence of what we have been about throughout the long days of Lent, they also unlock the treasures of this most Holy Week and they speak of what we are about in this Liturgy of Reconciliation tonight.
March 17, 2017
3rd Sunday of Lent: Woman At The Well
These are the opening words of one of Macrina Weiderkehr's reflections on that wonderful story of Jesus meeting the Samaritan woman which we will hear in this Sunday's Gospel. I think it comes at a perfect time as after a few weeks of our Lenten journey, we are certainly in need of a well!
March 11, 2017
First Week of Lent: Reflections On Women And Angels!
I had prepared some thoughts to share with you last Wednesday… but that was before I realised I had forgotten my Tuesday appointment with the Bishop! Some of what I had prepared related to last Sunday’s Gospel and some to International Women’s Day.
March 1, 2017
Lent 2017: I will lure you into a desert place
I will lure you into a desert place, there I’ll speak unto your heart. There you’ll learn the treasures of abandonment, There you’ll know I am your God.
August 27, 2016
Do I Truly Seek God?
“Does she truly seek God?” This is a question we all know well for we find it in the Rule and we could say that it is our reason for being contemplative Monastics.
June 29, 2016
I am sure that many of you, like me, "caught fire" yesterday morning when we listened to Paul reading the quote from the book Radical Amazement. "The light of the soul throws sparks, can send up flares, builds signal fires,
June 29, 2016
Over the past week, and including today, we celebrated five significant events which happened to coincide due to our liturgical cycle this year. We celebrated Corpus Christi last Sunday, Sacred Heart on Friday and ...
April 9, 2016
Easter Reflection 2016
I would like to begin with the beautiful Easter greeting from the resurrected Jesus which we are hearing again and again in the Readings during these days... Peace be with you!