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A Retreat in San Francisco

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July this year was very special for my family and me; my son, daughter, their partners and children all travelled from Australia to San Francisco to share with our son and brother and his new bride in their wedding. Some of us arrived in time for my grandson to enjoy his birthday with the rest [...]

Iona – A Journey Into Acceptance

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I’m three days into my journey on Iona, and yes, it is a very special place. Not so much going back in time, as away from time. You can Google it to see its spectacular beauty, but you have to be here to experience the special peace and solace which it exudes. But Iona is [...]

Lenten Twilight Retreat

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I was able to attend the Lenten Twilight Retreat on Saturday in the cloister at All Saints Church in Henley Brook – the oldest continuing place of worship in WA.  The Twilight Retreat is part of the Dayspring ‘rhythm’.  It is one of several annual retreats that form part of the ongoing program offered by Dayspring [...]

Retreat Reflections

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During our final period of sharing and participation in the Closing Eucharist there was a very profound sense in which all of us who had participated in the [Dryandra] retreat had met with God in a much deeper way than our words could convey. Looking back I can see that transfiguration occurred for me through [...]

Dryandra Reflections

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One of the greatest paradoxes that I live with in the Christian journey is that I often get caught by thinking that the journey is about my effort, my praying and my doing. When it is actually God who is at work here and all I really need to do is get out of God’s [...]

Lady Labyrinth

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Recently I was on a workshop weekend at Nathanael’s Rest, as part of my training in Spiritual Direction, and had the blessing of walking the garden labyrinth, which I have named Lady Labyrinth. It was a treat to wander among the colours and fragrances of God’s creation. Every now and then a scent would waft [...]

Walking the Floral Labyrinth

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On the first weekend in September I journeyed to Mundaring for the Labyrinth Retreat. I always look forward with great expectation to visiting Nathanael’s Rest as for me it is a sacred place. I have always met God in a special way there. At the retreat the reflections centred around the labyrinth, situated on the [...]

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