google02cefa7cf91ea04f.html

The Experience of Retreat

Right now, I am sitting in my room, looking out over the roof of a 1900’s monastery, and slightly more modern chapel, to the distant tree lined river and low hills of the Yarra Valley. Tarrawarra Abbey is a very serene and hidden away monastery of Cistercian monks, and is…

Episode #1 We’re here!!

Episode #1   After a whole lot of hiccups and family related hold ups, we finally have our very first episode of the Catholic Families Podcast. In this very first episode we talk about some huge!! topics: Why the Pope wants to hear from you; What is a Synod, and…

Kilcoy, QLD, Tradition and the importance of generational family

You know, the title of this blog really leaves nothing to the imagination. I am right in the middle of a family tradition. For 12 times in the past 15 years, the  male cousins on my mothers side of the family have  out a weekend to spend time together, have…