Australia’s Only Monastic Town

New Norcia New Norcia is Australia’s only monastic town, and is situated 130 kilometres north of Perth. A historical and spiritual treasure in the Australia bush, it was established by monks of the Benedictine Order in 1847. Originally established as an Aboriginal Mission, the monks built a church, flour mills, schools, a hostel, an apiary, […]

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Convents, Abbeys, Monasteries Offer Divine Accommodations

Article by Korky Vann – Hartford Courant   www.courant.com  It’s one of travel’s best-kept secrets. Convents, abbeys and monasteries throughout the country and around the world are offering budget-priced accommodations to tourists looking to swap stays in busy hotels for more serene surroundings. You could call them “divine accommodations.” Providing respite to pilgrims and travelers […]

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Peaceful Oasis in Central London

Situated in central London it is hard to imagine a more peaceful urban setting for a short stay in London, a holiday from abroad or a retreat. St Katharine’s has a rich history of hospitality and we look forward to welcoming you whether you wish to come for a day or to stay overnight. We have the […]

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Relax, Renew, Refresh Here

Nestled in the foothills of Mt Donna Buang the property affords stunning views overlooking the valley and surrounding mountains, in a peaceful rural environment… the beautiful setting and relaxed atmosphere has for many years been a place to find balance in our busy lives, to “come away for a while” and find peace and rest […]

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Mountains of Peace

I am keen to visit Lithuania and visit some of the Catholic and Orthodox monasteries. Recently I had a note from a nun who lives at the Monastery of Monte Pacis (Mountain of Peace) near Kaunas, the second largest city in the country. The monastery lies in a picture postcard location on the Pažaislis Hill […]

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Heavenly Drops (of Ale)

I was in Belgium recently where I visited some rather unique and beautiful monasteries (a pilgrimage of sorts?). Not many of them had guesthouses as the monks in this country survive financially by brewing beer so good that it has a huge international market. However, Belgian monks live an austere life and only brew what […]

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FRANCE News

We had all hoped that Good Night and God Bless:FRANCE would be available at the end of May.  However, I have been told by the ebook converters that because there are so many links and images in the file that it is taking them longer than they had anticipated. I do apologise and my hope is […]

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Books and Camels

NEWS! Good Night and God Bless: France is still on track to be released in late May. While it is undergoing the process of being converted into an e-book I will be taking some time off and heading off on a trek in the Simpson Desert where I will join a couple of likeminded people, […]

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