This afternoon, I'll be heading out for my annual silent retreat. The retreat center where I go generally has these Ignatian retreats in August, but this year, it was moved to the middle of June. As I noted in my post yesterday, I know that God always has a plan. I'm wondering if He knew how much I would need a retreat at the beginning of the summer, instead of at the end. Maybe it will be made clear to me. I'll let you know how it goes ;)
Usually, I bring a ton of spiritual reading with me, most of which I carry back home unread. I tend to try and "fill" the silence, but not this year. I'm only bringing a couple of things to read, along with my journal. I want to really be able to "hear."
My traveling companions this year will be Chris Lowney, who wrote Heroic Living. St. Ignatius will be joining us, along with St. Phillip Neri, who has only recently come back on my radar. Together, we'll be walking, thinking, praying, and relaxing. Together, we'll be traveling along the path that leads to the One who calls our name, reminding us that we are His, and all is well.