In the “Hermitage”

It’s cold here in Melbourne at the moment. Well, by our standards, anyway. 7 degrees celsius after a high of only 10 degrees. But the rain has stopped and the wind has completely died down, so I have lit a fire outside in my “hermitage”. That’s what my family calls my glorified, self-built, portable hut-cum-verandah out the back. It is quite snug, actually, with the fire and because it is near the ducted heater outlet from the house. It’s not completely weather proof, but gives me a dry and sheltered place to smoke my pipe, blog, read, etc. The dog keeps me company.

About Schütz

I am a PhD candidate & sessional academic at Australian Catholic University in Melbourne, Australia. After almost 10 years in ministry as a Lutheran pastor, I was received into the Catholic Church in 2003. I worked for the Archdiocese of Melbourne for 18 years in Ecumenism and Interfaith Relations. I have been editor of Gesher for the Council of Christians & Jews and am guest editor of the historical journal “Footprints”. I have a passion for pilgrimage and pioneered the MacKillop Woods Way.
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4 Responses to In the “Hermitage”

  1. Matthias says:

    Nice photo. i am sitting in my rumpus room, duel system air con on heat temp 23 ,my two cats asleep in their beds and am still freezing. Oh well good to be one of God’s frozen people. And it is the shortest day today ??

  2. Clara says:

    Don’t get to close to the heater outlet – bad gases!!!!!

  3. William Weedon says:

    Such a righteous mustache! Almost worthy of LCMS presidency…

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