A glimpse into the Spirituality of Fr. Julian Tenison Woods

As we celebrate the 133rd anniversary of Julian’s death, what better opportunity to peek into his spirituality than by walking contemplatively with his writings and drawing inspiration for our continual living in this pandemic period of our lives. This retreat will be held on the very grounds that Julian walked in his ministry with early […]


All Will be Well – Praying with Julian of Norwich

Julian of Norwich is the medieval English mystic who has assured us that “all will be well”. This wonderful message was founded on her deep insights into God’s great love for us, which, with her insights about creation, prayer and the Trinity will be the inspiration for our retreat. Presented by: Moya Unthank rsj When: […]


The Legacy of Julian Tenison Woods and the Earth Charter

In every generation, voices of prophets remind us that God has charged humans with the care of our common home, Earth. The examples of our first peoples, and of individuals like Francis of Assisi, Meister Eckhart and the Medieval Women Mystics come to mind. In our day, too, we cite Pope Francis in his encyclical […]


Father Julian Tenison Woods – Migrants and Refugees

 Pope Francis meets refugees in Lesbos, Greece 2021 (Vatican Media) Father Julian Tenison Woods understood the plight of the refugee. Strange as it may seem, many of the early immigrants to Australia were what we might call ‘forced refugees’. As criminals exported to the new colony in the eastern states, they came against their […]


Living in Harmony: The Wellbeing of Father Julian Tenison Woods

Ill health, travel, negative media reports, lack of support and apparent failure can all have an adverse effect on our wellbeing. Julian Tenison Woods was subject to all these. Family history suggests he may have suffered a form of hereditary immune deficiency. He travelled extensively, was the subject of gossip and innuendo, appeared sensitive to […]