|Photographers Mr C and Mr W|
Pax (the Latin word for Peace) is the motto of the Benedictine Monks of New Norcia and it is central to their daily life. We took a 2 hour tour through the town, our guide (Roy) was a previous student of the St Ildephonsus boarding school and had great knowledge of the history and workings of the area. The land area 15 kilometres East and West of the town and 5 kilometres North and South all belong to the Benedictine community. They grow canola in many of the fields and there are many vistas of gold to be seen in all directions.
|Canola Fields in New Norcia|
We purchased some really delicious New Norcia Bakehouse bread and a few other trinkets at the gift shop including a calico shopping bag and a beautiful milk jug.
Here are a few more photos of town... at the end you'll see some temari inspiration:
|Mr W sitting on the Monastery step, a close up of the inner door behind.|
|Chapel Pipe Organ. Look at the keys... a shortage of Ivory?|
|New Norcia Church|
And now for some temari inspiration. Can you see the shapes I see?
|Stained Glass in Chapel|
|Doorway at St Gertrudes|
|Various Pressed Tin Ceiling Finishes|
|Wall Finishes in Chapel|
|Monastery Gate to Monk's Private Residence|