I did not post anything last week because I was at a silent prayer retreat at the Prince of Peace Abbey in Oceanside, California. The retreat was given by the St Pius X Manjummel Foundation that I have done pro bono work for in the past. A Carmelite priest taught us how to pray alone, silently according to the Carmelite tradition, mostly based on the work of St. Teresa of Avila and St. John of the Cross. I was completely silent for 5 days--if you can believe that!
Silence was easier than I imagined it would be. It gave me plenty of time to think about changes that I need to make in my life. I can't even put into words the joy and peace of taking some time away to sort things out and strengthen my Catholic faith.
Don't worry! I will be continuing with the blog. For those of you who know me, you just never know the adventures I go on, so this is no different. Another day, more awesome craziness!
The picture below shows a small part of the beautifull grounds and gardens at the Abbey. They had a long Way of the Cross Park with each of the Stations of the Cross. I made sure to go out for walks so I could get my steps in--I wore my bodybugg the whole time!