April had been a rough month. During Holy Week, I came down with flu, and lost my voice. So I was not able to assist at the Holy Week Services. Getting over the flu took a lot out of me, physically and spiritually. So it was probably a good thing that the Archdiocese of Boston annual Deacon retreat took place this weekend.
It was held at the Jesuit Campion Retreat Center, on Weston, MA. Our retreat director was Brother Paul Feeney, CFX, who is popular with the Diaconate community, both as an educator and Retreat master.
His theme was what we can learn from spiritual master’s Evelyn Underhill, Dutch priest, Henri Nouwen; and how their writings can help us renew our spiritual lives.
It was also an opportunity to recharge my own spiritual life.
3 thoughts on “On Retreat”
Henri Neuwen is a particular favourite of mine. I am always blessed by re-reading some of his writing. Hope You had a peaceful and recouperative time away.
That time “in retreat” can be so valuable. Glad you had the opportunity, and hope you’re feeling better.
Love religious retreats. It’s been far too long since I’ve been on one.