Scenes from the first day in Sydney

Scenes from the first day in Sydney
D, the Opera House, and the Bridge

Thursday, April 30, 2009

More Pictures from Alice Springs and Campfire in the Heart

For details, you may have to check the previous post, but this is the '76 Volkswagon "Combi"... kind of amazing, but the 8 of us fit perfectly.

Campfire in the Heart is aptly named, and this is the fire at the center of our liturgical celebration... and later, where we cooked "roo tail" and "damper" bread.

A "bush-style" liturgy.

Our group shot just before we left... great memories.

So, next stop for me is Mildura, a community of about 30,000 in Victoria, more than a 1000 km from here and situated on the Murray River. I'll be staying in Sacred Heart Parish with the two local priests, Fr.s Tom and Matthew, working in the parish but primarily accompanying parishioners in a three week retreat. I've been looking forward to this work for a while and it will be a good way of continuing to reflect on my own retreat experience from the past several weeks. Both Tom and Matt are great guys and excellent priests-- it'll be good to live and work with them.

I'm not positive that I will be able to keep the blog up, but if I do, it might be a little less eventful and more spiritually reflective. Just warning you!


  1. I love the "'bush-style' liturgy" picture!

  2. Ah David, I am so happy for your beautiful, grace-filled experience. Your blog and pics have been a source of joy and reflection for me, especially now, as I go through some very challenging times. I expect your next assignment will be a wonderful experience. You remain in prayer. Be well.