Reverend Glenn Loughrey


Proud Wiradjuri man, Artist, Speaker, Writer and Priest at St Oswald's Anglican Church

Glenn is a Wiradjuri man, a Vicar, an Anglican Priest and a celebrated artist who fuses Indigenous art styles with Western forms of storytelling. He has a deep commitment to exploring spirituality and its relationship to culture and identity.

What does contemplative practice mean to you?

Contemplative practice is a way of seeing and being in life that both is and renders us porous to the movement of the transcendent externally and internally. Contemplative practice is inconsistent in the sense that we never remain the same as a result of our emptiness to silence and stillness.

Biography

Rev Glenn Loughrey is a Wiradjuri man from NSW and an Anglican Priest in the Diocese of Melbourne and the Vicar of St Oswald's, Glen Iris. He is an artist who fuses Indigenous art styles with Western forms of storytelling. He often uses his art to reflect on the diversity of Indigenous identity and its disconnect from the dominant culture. He explores his own journey of discovery to reclaim the sense of country on a personal and community level. He is an established author and speaker on Aboriginal and contemplative subjects and is a recognised scholar of the work and thought of Thomas Merton.

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