At present our areas of work include:
Care of the house
Cooking, cleaning, washing, etc
The Abbey guest house provides a space for people who
wish to spend some time alongside the monastic community
and enjoy a time of prayer and space from the pressures
and business of everyday life. Parish groups, youth
groups and many other interested persons come for a
day visit on pilgrimage, for a quiet day, or to stay
for a few days in the guest house. Visitors and guests
are most welcome to attend the Divine Office and the
daily Eucharist. The care of guest's physical, and spiritual
needs before, during and after their stay is a considerable
task, but one very much part of a Benedictine Abbey.
St Benedict bids us to welcome guests as we would welcome
Further information about the guest house
Care of the Garden
The Abbey garden is a place of beauty and prayer. God
is worshipped in the midst of his abundant creation
and through work in the garden we have a small part
in that creative gift. Fruit and vegetables are also
grown, and their harvest brings much thanksgiving for
God's abundant gifts and the hard work of of the community
who work in the garden
Mounting of Icons
Icon prints are mounted and varnished. The icon prints are sourced from many areas of the world and the finished products sold through our shop and a number of bookshops and churches.
For more information about icons
The making of Incense
Incense is handmade from finest quality imported resins
and oils. The recipes used are of ancient tradition.
The use of incense in worship dates from very early
times and its symbolism assists prayer and worship.
For more information about incense
Beginning with the quill pen and calligraphic illumination, 'printing' has long been a tradition in monastic life. Our very modern, well equipped printery continues the tradition of disseminating the Scriptures through the production of Sunday Mass Readings to over 100 parishes throughout Australia. (We print readings for both the Common Lectionary, as used with An Australian Prayer Book and the Revised Common Lectionary, as used with A Prayer Book for Australia . Contact us for further details.)
We also print for businesses and individuals, custom cards (parish notelets, bereavement, Thank You, etc.), Service Booklets (Anniversaries, Confirmation, Weddings, Funerals, etc.), flyers, business cards -- and lots more!