In the Goodness of God: A Memoir by Dom Kevin

In the Goodness of God: A Memoir by Dom Kevin

Dom Kevin O’Farrell (1919-2006) was a Cistercian monk of lowly background, who became a leader of remarkable foresight. Having lived as an ordinary monk for twenty years, he was elected the first...

Homily for 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year B) 2021

Homily for 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year B) 2021

‘A man ran up and knelt before him and asked him, “Good Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?” (Mark 10:17) In a sense, this is an odd question, for we cannot do anything to inherit; an...

Spring 2021 Newsletter

Spring 2021 Newsletter

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Homily for the Anniversary of Tarrawarra Abbey Church 2021

Homily for the Anniversary of Tarrawarra Abbey Church 2021

‘So Jesus found some rope and made it into a whip. Then he drove out every one of them with their cattle and sheep from the courtyard of the Temple, and he kicked over their tables filled with money...

Homily for the 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year B) 2021

Homily for the 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year B) 2021

We could easily read today’s Gospel as a performance, as a show put on to impress: Jesus puts his fingers into the deaf man’s ears, he spits and touches the man’s tongue, he groans and then says the...

Homily for 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year B) 2021

Homily for 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year B) 2021

“I tell you solemnly, you are not looking for me because you have seen the signs, but because you had all the bread you wanted to eat.” (John 6:26) These words of Jesus remind of a curious remark...

In Time of Pandemic

In Time of Pandemic

Job encountered the Lord in a ‘whirlwind.’ ( Job 38:1-2) Before us the world and all within it can seem but chaos, like a whirlwind. Ours is a call to encounter the Lord there, too. ‘In the beginning...

Homily for the Solemnity of St Peter and St Paul 2021

Homily for the Solemnity of St Peter and St Paul 2021

“But you,” he said, “who do you say I am?” (Matthew 16:15) This is a question for us all, for on it depends how we are to behave. The ‘rich young man’ who ‘ran up, knelt before Jesus and put this...

Homily for the 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year B) 2021

Homily for the 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year B) 2021

Today’s Gospel has two healing stories, one wrapped inside the other, one to comment on the other. The one that is sandwiched is often omitted, like many stories of women. It is a story of a woman;...

Homily for the Solemnity of Holy Trinity 2021

Homily for the Solemnity of Holy Trinity 2021

As one man put it: "When it comes to writing a reflection on the Holy Trinity, I struggle." (Julian McDonald) Today we celebrate a feast to honour God as we Christians know him … or her — for as...

Benedictine Study Day 2021

Benedictine Study Day 2021

Pilgrim Theological College 29 College Cres, Parkville   SATURDAY 22 MAY 2021 10.00am - 3.30pm BYO lunch - Morning and afternoon tea provided Registration required as...

Homily for Easter Vigil Mass 2021

Homily for Easter Vigil Mass 2021

This last little while women and women’s issues have been occupying a central place on our national stage. This comes as a surprise to many of our leaders. Yet this is a matter that has been around...

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