Lenten Lectures 2020

Lenten Lectures 2020

The Cistercians at Tarrawarra Abbey are holding a series of lectures with Fr Michael Casey ocso.   Saturday 29 February 2020: Temptation A reflection on the Gospel narratives of Jesus’...

Latest Mass Schedule

Latest Mass Schedule

Mass Schedule from 23 Feb to 1 Mar 2020. Sunday Year A. Weekday Year 2. 

Homily for the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord 2020

Homily for the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord 2020

Noam Chomsky, that more secular modern-day prophet of social justice, once said, “If you assume there is no hope, you guarantee there will be no hope. If you assume that there is an instinct for...

Homily for the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God 2019

Homily for the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God 2019

At the birth of a child, while the event is the child’s birth, the focus is more usually on the mother. Life in the Church is no different; at this time, much light is shone on Mary — for instance,...

Homily for the Feast of the Holy Family 2019

Homily for the Feast of the Holy Family 2019

On Christmas Day we were told: ‘The Word, the true light that gives light to everyone, was coming into the world. He was in the world, the world that was made through him, yet the world did not know...

Homily for for Christmas Midnight Mass 2019

Homily for for Christmas Midnight Mass 2019

Today we celebrate the birth of our Saviour. This night the Church holds up a helpless, little child as the image of our Saviour. In the morning it has a different take on the mystery we celebrate...

Homily for Solemnity of Christ the King

Homily for Solemnity of Christ the King

Today we celebrate the feast of Christ the King. In today’s world, the image of Christ as King has largely lost its power. For it is an image that belongs to a bygone age. These days, the pomp and...

Homily for the Funeral Mass for Fr Mark Ryan

Homily for the Funeral Mass for Fr Mark Ryan

In our reading from the Letter to the Hebrews is a favourite verse of Fr Mark: “See, I have come to do your will, O God.” (Hebrews 10:9) And, in a sense, this sums up Fr Mark. For in lots of ways,...

Fr Mark Ryan Passed Away Peacefully

Fr Mark Ryan Passed Away Peacefully

Fr Mark Ryan passed away peacefully. His funeral mass was on Monday 4 Nov at 2pm. Homily for the Funeral Mass  

Spring 2019 Newsletter

Spring 2019 Newsletter

Newsletter of the Cistercian Monks | Tarrawarra Abbey

Homily for 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Homily for 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time

“Do you suppose that I am here to bring peace on earth? No, I tell you, but division.” So says the ‘Prince of Peace’ (Isaiah 9:6), him who promised to give ‘a peace that the world cannot give’ (John...

Homily for 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Homily for 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time

‘And it happened, as the days leading to his being taken up above were being completed, that he turned his face to the journey to Jerusalem.’ (Luke 9:51) Or as the Jerusalem Bible has it: ‘He...