Goals for 2022

At the beginning of every year I like to take some time to think on what I’d like to achieve for that year. Time moves so swiftly and I have found that without a plan time becomes wasted, and that is something I really want to try my best not to do this year. In…

The Last Sunset of 2021

We have had a family tradition for many years now where on New Years Eve we go as a family to the beach to watch the final sunset for the year. Living on a western coast we get to watch the sun set over the ocean. It has been very warm of late with a…

Christmas – 2021

We currently celebrate the Feast of the Nativity of Christ according to the Gregorian Calendar but I have been so busy that I’m only just getting around to writing this post now on the feast according to the Julian Calendar. Our preparations for the Nativity didn’t go as well as usual this year. I had…

A 21st Birthday

We don’t celebrate Hallow’s Eve, in the secular sense at least, but many years ago starting using pumkins as a decoration theme for my daughters birthday after seeing Christian designs for them. Hallow’s Eve was not celebrated in Australia when I was young and it still doesn’t come close, as I understand it, to how…

My Spiritual Journey – So Far

This is the story of my spiritual journey, from childhood up until now. I am writing it to give a back story and therefore context to future posts. I was born in the final days of 1974 and was baptised almost three weeks later in the Catholic Parish of Regina Coeli. I think my parents…

My Interest in Photography

I caught a love for photography from my grandpa who was a professional photographer. He had his own developing room out the back of his house and I would only be allowed into this mysterious place under his supervision, perhaps I was about 5 at the time. In my early teens he gave me a…

The Ordinary Path to Holiness

Nineteen years ago this August I became a novice Benedictine Oblate. Because we moved to the other side of the country not long after this I have never been able to go back and make my oblation. Nevertheless I have sought to ‘follow the way to holiness mapped out by the Holy Rule’ of St.…

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