Latest Mass Schedule

Latest Mass Schedule

Mass Schedule from 19 to 26 May 2019. Sunday Year C. Weekday Year 1. 

A visit from Dom Sevanand, the Abbot of Kurisumala Ashram

A visit from Dom Sevanand, the Abbot of Kurisumala Ashram

Dom Sevanand, the Abbot of Kurisumala Ashram, our daughterhouse in India, visited us for a few days. He enjoyed the cold weather and saw many Australian native animals in Healesville Sanctuary.

Homily for 3rd Sunday Easter 2019

Homily for 3rd Sunday Easter 2019

“Do you love me? … Feed my sheep.” (John 21:17) Earlier Jesus had said: “If someone loves me, he will keep my word, and my Father will love him, and we will come to him and will make our home with...

Homily for Easter Vigil 2019

Homily for Easter Vigil 2019

In my lectio divina, I have reading the story in Mark’s Gospel about the cure of the Gerasene demoniac. The country of the Gerasenes was on the far side of the Sea of Galilee where the pagans lived....

Homily for Holy Thursday 2019

Homily for Holy Thursday 2019

“Jesus, knowing that the Father had given all things into his hands, and that he had come from God and was going to God …” (John 13:3) In some senses, the Eucharistic Meal on that Holy Thursday...

Homily For 5th Sunday of Lent

Homily For 5th Sunday of Lent

In today’s gospel story of the woman caught in the act of Adultery, to get something out of it for ourselves, we need to forget that this is a story of men once again casting the burden of sin on the...

Autumn 2019 Newsletter

Autumn 2019 Newsletter

Newsletter of the Cistercian Monks | Tarrawarra Abbey

Homily for Ash Wednesday

Homily for Ash Wednesday

“When you give alms … when you pray …when you fast ….” (Matthew 6:2, 5, 16) These three things, almsgiving, prayer and fasting, were just part of the ordinary religious discipline expected of Jewish...

Homily for 8th Sunday of Ordinary Time

Homily for 8th Sunday of Ordinary Time

“The good person out of the good treasure of his heart produces good, and the evil person out of his evil treasure produces evil, for out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks.” (Luke 6:45...

Homily for Epiphany 2019

Homily for Epiphany 2019

In the early days of the Church there were only three major feasts: Easter, Pentecost and Epiphany. The Epiphany, or showing or manifestation, included Christmas, today’s celebration of the Epiphany...

Spring 2018 Newsletter

Spring 2018 Newsletter

Newsletter of the Cistercian Monks | Tarrawarra Abbey