Lay Group2018-09-25T03:30:08+00:00

Lay Group

We are a group of people who have been attracted to the Cistercian spirituality as lived by the monks at Tarrawarra Abbey. The Lay Group was founded in 1995.
Even though we have differing lifestyles, we believe there are key elements in the Cistercian tradition which are compatible with, and can be adequately adapted to, the demands of a non-monastic way of living. We believe that in time, through modifying and incorporating these elements into our lives, they will help us to grow in our spiritual journeys.

We recognise the need to meet regularly with others who have such a similar desire. It is an opportunity to share our struggles and difficulties, our successes and insights in our spiritual endeavour. We also feel a need to pray together, and we desire to cultivate a true and loving concern for one another. In this way, we hope to encourage each other to grow spiritually.
We meet on every last Sunday of the month (February to November) from 12.00 pm to 2.00 pm. For more information, email us at
Click here to read Dom Steele’s talk on humility.
Click here to read Dom Steele’s homily for the Funeral Mass of Margaret Brockie.
Click here to read Peggie Spencer’s reflection.