Latest Mass Schedule (Suspension)

Latest Mass Schedule (Suspension)

Due to the seriousness of COVID-19, Our Guesthouse is Closed Our Church is not open to the Public But the monks are still at work praying for you all in this time of crisis.  ...

Poverty of Christ

Poverty of Christ

Life’s Questions: Who am I? What do I want? … to be? What’s it all about? What’s the point of it all? Why suffering? Why does it all have to be so hard? These are all hard questions. Most do not want...

Homily for the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart 2020

Homily for the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart 2020

“I bless you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, for hiding these things from the learned and the clever and revealing them to mere children. Yes, Father, for that is what it pleased you to do.” (...

Homily for the Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ 2020

Homily for the Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ 2020

“If you do not eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you will have no life in you.” (John 6:53) The people, to whom Jesus is speaking, are repulsed and say, “How can this man give us...

New Novice

New Novice

On the Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord, Br Jason received the novice's habit. He will undergo two years of novitiate before professing his vows.

Homily for 5th Sunday of Easter (Year A) 2020

Homily for 5th Sunday of Easter (Year A) 2020

“Do not let your hearts be troubled,” says Jesus. (John 14:1) The early Church is portrayed as sitting in fear, huddled behind locked doors. (John 20:19) In a sense, this is our world today: we are...

Homily for Easter Vigil 2020

Homily for Easter Vigil 2020

“Do not be afraid. I know you are seeking Jesus the crucified. He is not here, for he has been raised up just as he said.” (Matthew 28:5-6) Easter this year feels more like that first Easter Day...

Good Friday In A Time Of Pestilence

Good Friday In A Time Of Pestilence

Good Friday is different this year. Not only are many deprived of direct participation in the liturgy of the day, but all of us are beginning to experience the effects of COVID-19: either directly,...

Homily for Holy Thursday 2020

Homily for Holy Thursday 2020

“And he got up from table, removed his outer garments and, taking a towel, wrapped it round his waist; he then poured water into a basin and began to wash the disciples’ feet and to wipe them with...

Homily for the 2nd Sunday of Lent

Homily for the 2nd Sunday of Lent

‘Six days later, Jesus took with him Peter, James and his brother John and led them up a high mountain where they could be alone. There in their presence he was transfigured: his face shone like the...

Autumn 2020 Newsletter

Autumn 2020 Newsletter

Newsletter of the Cistercian Monks | Tarrawarra Abbey

Homily for Ash Wednesday 2020

Homily for Ash Wednesday 2020

In his Chapter on The Observance of Lent, Benedict ‘urges the entire community during these days of Lent to keep its manner of life most pure.’ (Rule of St Benedict 49:2) Today’s Gospel can help us...