Here I am again at my “happy place,” the Jesuit Retreat House in OshKosh. Tonight we will have the opening session of the directed retreat I am on the directing team for, after which the retreatants will enter a silence that will last (apart from there daily meetings with their director) until next Wednesday morning.
The great joy of directing on these retreats is seeing how God works with each individual retreatant. We all come on retreats with some idea of what we are hoping for, but God always exceeds our expectations, often surprising us in the process. Being able to witness this up close and to help facilitate the encounter between God and a retreatant is an amazing privilege.
Please keep all of the retreatants – and all of us on the directing team – in your prayers.
Some pics from the retreat house: