How it would be if we were to reimagine this Gospel passage as Jesus inviting 72 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to go out in pairs and take their spiritual insights and proclaim the Kin_dom of God to those of us who have come across the seas and settled on this land? What might this look like? Sound like? Feel like? Firstly, we would need to stop. To listen to what the Ancient People of this Ancient land have been trying to say for 250 years but has largely fallen on deaf ears.
A 7 Day Retreat for nurture, spirituality, community and rest through creative expression,
journaling and contemplative conversation.
28 October – 4 November 2022
St Joseph’s Spirituality and Education Centre, Kincumber South
These Labyrinth Walks were offered for the first time in 2021 and were greatly appreciated by thosse who participated. So I am offering them again of the 4th Friday of each month January to November. I have been inspired by Sally Longley’s book “Walking the Labyrinth...
“Being Interrupted” seems a very apt title for our reflection on this the 4th Sunday of Advent in 2021…
… But then it is perhaps a mirage to imagine that life is anything but a series of interruptions.
A 6-day guided Conteplative Photography Retreat that provides an opportunity to see with fresh eyes and hear with fresh ears as we contemplate our world with a camera and listen to the Post Resurrection encounters with the Risen Christ as recorded in the Gospels.
Five stand-alone weekends spread across the year.
Each weekend is an opportunity for us all, women and men, to hear and see the Good News through the words and the lives of named and unnamed women in the Gospels and allow these women to speak into your life.
There will be the opportunity to enter and explore each story through Lectio Divina, poetry, Visio Divina, photography, labyrinth walks, art, midrash and silence. Spiritual accompaniment will also be available with the retreat team.
Can we welcome all? Can we hear voices that we may not want to hear; see those that we may not want to see? Over the past few weeks, we have been reflecting on what it means to be a welcoming and inclusive community. I am inspired by the mission of Wayside Chapel- creating community with “no us and them.” Can we be a community that welcomes all, such there is “no us and them?” Where our judgements dissolve and we provide a safe place, where all welcome? How might today’s readings invite us to deeply reflect and lead to us be more inclusive, individually and communally?
A Reflection on Mark 6:14-29 at the End of NAIDOC Week 2021offered for Pitt St Uniting Church via Zoom on Sunday 11 July 2021. The Gosepl story of the beheading of John the Baptist is relevant today.
Friday 4 June – First Friday Labyrinth Walk
at the Centennial Park Labyrinth.
For this Friday’s First Friday Labyrinth Walk we will be acknowledging that Reconciliation is more than a word, Reconciliation takes action. Come, walk, reflect and act for Reconciliation at the end of Reconciliation Week 2021.
We will meet at the Centennial Park Labyrinth at 10am on the first Friday of each month. You can book at visionandaction.com.au or just turn up. Morning tea provided.
Walking the Labyrinth with the Beloved in John’s Gospel Fourth Friday Labyrinth Walks at the Centennial Park Labyrinth This month’s Forth Friday Labyrinth Walk - An Appointment at the Well - invites us into the story of Jesus’ encounter with the Samaritan Woman at the...
Drawing on the words of some contemporaty sages, I will invite you to walk the Labyrith with silence. This will be the firth first Friday montly labyrith walks for 2021. All are welcome. 10am Centennial Park Labyrinth.
This Friday, 23 April, I will be offering another Fourth Friday Labyrinth Walk at the Centennial Park Labyrinth, commencing at 10am. Our theme will be “Walking with Fear.” Are you willing to turn and walk with fear instead of our habitual response to run away from fear? This walk, along with the other Fourth Friday walks are inspired by Sally Longley’s book “Walking the Labyrinth with the Beloved in John’s Gospel.”