I just have to post again and say that I am very excited that I have the blessing and opportunity and means to attend this retreat.
I put a blog post about it, too, so I’m sorry if you’ve read this twice, but my ideal “vacation” is and always has been quiet time to reflect. The opportunity to do so with spiritual direction, and so closely following my confirmation, is not to be taken lightly, I think. I know that in only two and a half days, the Spiritual Exercises will be much abridged, but I’m hoping to learn a lot and to be able to carry that with me in my everyday life. I could cry for gratitude (on which a separate thread about adoration). Normally this is not the kind of thing I would be able to do, but my birthday was last week and thanks to those gifts, and to other circumstances lining up just right, I have this chance.
If you think of it on the weekend of Memorial Day, pray that I might not ever take such grace for granted and that I might be able to focus and not experience anxiety at being “out of touch” with my husband and my cats, and that the weekend might bring me to a more perfect love of God.