“I am still hopelessly deaf to the eloquent sounds of your silence”, Karl Rahner, SJ
As I got started making this thirty day retreat by myself, in something more closely resembling a hermitage than a retreat center, I was aware that I would not have the rhythms of silent community that were a blessing in the Jesuit retreat centers where I’ve been in the past. I ‘gave myself permission’ to stay connected to my larger community through pictures here on this blog. Early, early this morning, when it seemed like the rest of the world was all asleep, I realized I have moved further into the grace of this time and I can let go. There are moments of loneliness, of course, but I am not alone. So I will not be posting again for the days I have left here. Look out for me around the 31st.