This part of the webpage has electronic versions of spiritual and other writings from the members of the Kopua monastic community.

“Personal Prayer.” by Fr John Kelly

An insightful book about prayer from many years of experience as a monk of Kopua.

Click here to download a PDF version of “Personal Prayer.” by Fr John Kelly

“A Journey in Faith & Prayer.” by Fr John Kelly

An auto biographical account of a man who started his monastic journey at Mount Melleray, in Ireland, a silent community, and rose to be the leader of the community at Kopua.

Click here to download a PDF version of “A Journey in Faith & Prayer.” by Fr John Kelly

“The Founding of Our Lady of the Southern Star Kopua New Zealand.” by former Abbot Brian Keogh

Fr. Brian retells the story of the successful foundation of the monastery.

Click here to download a PDF version of “The Founding of Our Lady of the Southern Star Kopua New Zealand.” by Fr. Brian Keogh

Guide to Southern Star Abbey Church and Services

Click here to download a PDF version of the Guide to Southern Star Abbey

“Love Alone Counts.” by Fr John Kelly

Lessons learned in the school of love.

Click here to download a PDF version of “Love Alone Counts.” by Fr John Kelly

Tjurunga

Tjurunga is a publication of the Benedictine Union of Australia and New Zealand. Michael Casey ocso, describes the original focus of this periodical in his last editorial as follows:

“Initially Tjurunga conceived itself to be a channel of ongoing education whereby readers could catch up with some of the recent studies concerning Benedictine history and spirituality and associated topics. The phrase used was haute vulgarisation; the content would aim at a middle-brow audience among those attached to the Benedictine tradition, with a view to bring them up to speed on what was happening in the world of scholarship. In addition, it was hoped that having a periodical of its own would give the Benedictine Union of Australia and New Zealand a greater sense of identity and common patrimony.”