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.  ...

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...

Seeking God in Scripture: An Introduction to Lectio Divina

Seeking God in Scripture: An Introduction to Lectio Divina

This God whom we seek, we Christians call the Most Holy Trinity. Sadly, many know this title only as reference to a difficult dogma at the centre of our faith, which can be simply put as: One God in...

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...

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...

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’...