Southern Star Abbey
60 years at Kopua

60 years at Kopua

A few years ago I made a retreat with the Cistercian monks at Southern Star Abbey in Kopua, New Zealand. The monastery is a beautiful place in a beautiful part of rural...

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growing young

A simple experiment will give a more personal experience of the life that is on offer.

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sky gazing

The disciples were full of joy at the Lord’s definitive departure. We would have expected the opposite.

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farm time

Now there’s a sabbatical inspiration: learning to wait. Yes I might plant seeds, but God brings the harvest.

ponderings

ponderings

There people gather on their own turangawaewae, the place where they stand, lead and are most at home