Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Millie's Retreat

All images Himmelrommet

With the media awash with the Catholic invasion of Australia & as I've somewhat lapsed in recent times, I've been feeling guilty (an inherent part of being a Catholic!) about my lack of appropriate religious commitment.

Father Murphy always said "When all else fails go on retreat", so maybe that's what I need to do. However, no small austere cell-like room up at the Monastery @ Glen Osmond for this girl. I figure a nice little cottage in the Clare Valley near the Sevenhills Winery (owned by my mob the Jesuits specifically for producing altar wine) will be more my style!!

There is a lovely chapel on the Sevenhill property (for some Millie meditation) & I think some simple interior design style as pictured would be needed in the cottage to ensure my retreat was up to the appropriate standard required for my successful return to the flock!!


  1. Hi Millie,
    So excited to stumble across your blog - its absolutely gorgeous. Will add you to our blog roll for sure.

  2. Hi Millie
    Thanks for dropping by my blog...I am really not sure if they are old letter press initials or not but they are rather cool. Your blog is always a delight to the eyes... Yes life is pretty exciting at the moment, so glad that shows through... Take care Cathy

  3. Millie:
    Thanks so much for the comment! LOVE your blog- goodness, it's precious!!! I never knew blogging could be this much fun- I'm having a blast with it- Winston makes my perfect topic (and tires me out when I'm not blogging). Thanks again for reading and I'll be reading your too!

    Take care,

  4. Um - scrolling through those photos I thought you were going to say it was your house and I was running for my rooms to pack my bags, head up the highway and become your foster child!!! hehe. I grew up in the Mid North and it is such a lovely area. My friends (parents of my god daughter Ruby) married at the church at the winery and I was maid honour. such fabulous memories! x

  5. Lovely photos!
    Retreat cottage near a winery... that sounds perfect!

  6. Oh my goodness Millie, that retreat has everything I love...the colors, the accessories, the patterns, the tranquility. I LOVE it! should participate in the perfectly imperfect challenge (see my blog) because I'd love to see what you come up with!

    Have a great day!

  7. It's so immaculately wonderful. Looks so tranquil and nice.

  8. What stunning images...let me know when you find this retreat!!

  9. Stop by and pick up a little something I have for you! An award!

  10. http://richiesliv.blogg.seJuly 17, 2008 at 6:54 PM

    Oh Mille! I feel guilty too. As a catholic abroad isn't that funny. Europeans aren't into religion, somehow.

    My hubby is almost atheist. He goes to catholic church only when there's a mass he forced to be w/ me & the kids.

    Am a filipino and a devoted catholic when I was in the Philippines. I was once a novice. Still am very religous in my own way. I missed the moments when I'm the Phils.

    I guess, I have to do a retreat of my own too. Thanks for ringing my bell.

    ENjoy your winter... like am enjoying my summer. I meant, our summer is just like your winter.


  11. A very warm welcome Tracey!

    Thank you for your lovely words Cathy.

    Michelle so happy you enjoyed your visit. A big hug for the gorgeous Winston!

    Dear Miss K. how wonderful to hear about your connection with Sevenhills.

    Anything near a winery is a good place to be Fifi!

    I just knew you would love this post dear Tanya - I can see you cooking up a soul food frenzy in our retreat kitchen!

    Tranquil - the most perfect word to describe the retreat Ann.

    Looking, looking, looking Amanda!

  12. lovely blog, Millie.
    i was born & raised Catholic & it is the most percious gift i was given & have passed onto my 5 children who also love & embrace it.
    i hope you return to our beautiful Faith.
    yours in Our Lady.


And none will hear the postman's knock
Without a quickening of the heart.
For who can bear to feel himself forgotten?
~W.H. Auden

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