Things To See

Western Australia

Yuat Country

St. Ildephonsus

St. Ildephonsus

Nestled 132 km from Perth lies the enchanting monastic town of New Norcia. The town is a visual treat, boasting of stunning architecture in the forms of a monastery, two schools, a church, and a plethora of tourist attractions. The town gets even more interesting with the introduction of St. Ildephonsus College for Boys, which was opened in 1913 and originally staffed by the Marist Brothers.

In 1965, the Benedictines took over the teaching in the college, elevating the town's rich cultural heritage. If you're ever in the area, make sure to visit this gem of a place and immerse yourself in its history and spirit.

Did you know that the town's name was inspired by Norcia, the birthplace of St Benedict, the founder of the monastery's order? Fascinating, right?