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Jamberoo Abbey

We are a community of enclosed Benedictine nuns at Jamberoo Abbey, New South Wales, Australia. Our main work is praying the Liturgy of the Hours at the heart of the Church for the world. Our ministry includes welcoming guests to our Retreat Cottages, running Retreat Programmes and providing Spiritual Direction.

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About this course

The world as a whole is in crisis, and millions of individuals throughout the world are in personal crisis.   Perhaps you too are in crisis? And if not at the moment, you will surely have known crisis at some stage in your life.

The crisis of crisis is that we do not understand crisis. Existential frailty is our lot.  

The Hebrew word for "crisis" is a biblical word meaning either the opening of the womb, or a birth-stool. We don’t often understand crisis in this way…as something on the brink of giving birth.

What might we mean by crisis at both the objective and the subjective levels? How do we define crisis? How do we perceive it in our own personal lives? Where do we go in a crisis? Is there a meaning to be found in crisis?

These questions and others will be explored in this retreat.  Scripture will help us, especially in relation to how Jesus dealt with, and found His way through, his own crises.  We will also gain some practical, yet compassionate insights from the Rule of St Benedict as to a way whereby we might move through crisis.