2019 has begun with our dry barren grounds begging for rain.

                       barren ground




Our Sister Johanna went peacefully to God on 29 November. She had celebrated her 90th birthday last January and was ready to go home. Two Bishops and six priests joined us for the funeral Mass. She is buried under the gum trees along with the other 22 Sisters of our community who have gone before us.

  Funeral Mass                           Cemetery        

Father Frank Jones brought Deacon Tom Zaranski to visit the community just a few weeks prior to his ordination to the priesthood on 29 June.

Deacon Tom

Our Association Council met here in May for their annual meeting. Sisters came from Lismore, Varroville and Christchurch Carmels.

OLSC Council

cattle   Meeting the cattle and spotting a koala

koala   koala 2

Having completed the Enquiry Process in 2017, Ariel took the next step on her journey by entering as a postulant.

25 Feb Ariel


picking Dragon fruit        Picking Dragon fruit



    Johanna 90                           

Our Sister Johanna celebrated her 90th Birthday in mid-January. She and Sister Dympna are being well cared for at Prins Willem Alexander Retirement Village, which is just a few minutes away from our monastery. Our friend Sister Marcia takes them communion every day and ensures their spiritual needs are met. Seven of us went over in two carloads on this occasion. The staff had set up a little party with a birthday cake, cool drinks and balloons.

Johanna 90