Okay so my friend and I are going to visit the Carmelite Nuns next weekend. The nuns have opened up their guest room and chapel for us to have a mini-retreat. Since we will be on our own we need help in deciding how to use our time. The nuns have told us we can join them in the daily office and mass on Saturday and Sunday but other than that we are on our own (Remember they are cloistered)
I think we are both just looking at trying to get closer to God. I just ended my engagement and my friend is the process of discerning whether to become a nun after she finishes school.
Our plan is first to go to confession before we get the convent on friday afternoon. Then evening prayer. I am think rosary, divine mercy chaplet also. I am in the process of reading the "imitation of christ".
Can you think of other books or exercises we could use? It will be more of a silent retreat then anything. We have woods and part of the property open to us also. Any help would be appreciated!