"Human nature is not a machine to be built after a model, and set to do exactly the work prescribed for it, but a tree, which requires to grow and develop itself on all sides, according to the tendency of the inward forces which make it a living thing."
John Stuart Mill

"In one sense we are always travelling, and travelling as if we did not know where we were going. In another sense we have already arrived. (...) But oh! How far have I to go to find You in Whom I have already arrived!"
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The documentary maker Linda Blagg has made an interview with me. She captured some of the most crucial moments in my life, experiences that changed my life, and transformed me. My soul's journey guided by God, love and loss - eventually leading me to Australia. 



Contemporary Christian Spirituality and Theology, Gender and Art

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Retreats, Workshops & spiritual Counselling 

I am qualified through my degrees, long professional career, and life experiences to walk with people on their spiritual journey. I offer spiritual counselling to individuals and groups. In 2023 I have started leading an ongoing series of day-retreats at the Benedictine monastery in New Norcia, West Australia. To the same community I am a Benedictine Oblate. For 2022 the Dutch magazine Volzin has commisioned me to write one article each month about contemporary art and spirituality. Also, I am in the second year of the Formation training into the priesthood in the Anglican Diocese of Perth, West Australia. Finally, I am learning to play the cello - tuning in to and expressing the sound of my soul.

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Deepen your Spirituality with Thomas Merton at New Norcia


Day-Retreats at the Benedictine Monastery of New Norcia, West Australia. As a trappist monk, Merton has written countless books and articles on the spiritual journey within the context of our Christian traditions. Later in his life he engages with Islam, and Zen Buddhism. Merton is also a creative person. He has written poetry, is a photographer and lover of Jazz. The topics are: Called to Freedom (29/10/2022) Called to Silence & Solitude (10/12/2022) Called to be a True Self (18/2/2023) Called to Relationship & Prayer (22/4/2023) Answering in Creativity (20/5/2023) Answering in Sophia Wisdom (22/7/2023) Answering in Inclusivity & Interrel...

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If you are interested to find out how I can be of use, please write a message. I will contact you within 24 hours. 

My practice is based in Beaconsfield / South Fremantle