I just got back from my very first silent retreat and I could not be more excited and energized! I was a little worried when I set out, I just couldn’t imagine nine days of silence. Now, I can’t imagine anything more beautiful. It did take me a day or two to get into the rhythm, but once I did it was a refreshing and rejuvenating time with God.
The retreat center was lovely, and the food was pretty good (which had been a serious concern of mine). What I was surprised by though was how wonderful the conversation with my assigned spiritual director turned out to be! It usually takes me a while to get to know a new director but the sister to whom I was assigned was very perceptive and very deep. Thanks to her I think I got the most out of my time away with God!