Who Sets Your Agenda?

A few years ago I read a wonderful book, Finding Sanctuary, written by a Benedictine abbot, Christopher Jamison.  He was the abbot at Worth Abbey in England where they filmed the BBC series The Monastery in 2005.  The Monastery, like our own ABC series a few years ago, The Abbey, is the journey of five men, in this case, who spent forty days at the monastery.  Worth Abbey, like our abbey at Jamberoo, has become a popular place of retreat since then.  If you have watched either of these series you will know that the abbey and monastery experience took these people on an amazing journey of self-discovery.  Things hidden or suppressed in the busy-ness of day to day life surfaced in this space of silence, reflection and prayer, where there was nowhere to ‘hide’…

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Ms Kerry McCullough

Dean of Mission