I can’t emphasize enough how important these retreats are for children.
Holy contradictions: commemorating Thomas Merton
Back when my middle-aged sons were little boys, another young mom from church handed me a copy of Thomas Merton’s Conjectures of a Guilty Bystander, […]
Of letting someone else care and pray for you: an Ode to Emily Malbone Morgan
“My greatest desire,” Emily Malbone Morgan wrote, “has always been to make tired people rested and happy.”
Silence and Slow Time: honoring Richard Meux Benson and Charles Gore, monks and mystics
Students found the idea of a week in silence more alarming than a week detoxing from substance abuse, but as full time high school English teachers, my husband and I treasured the time in silence and prayer.
Why I Go On Retreat
Every July, I spend four days in almost complete silence at Holy Cross Monastery.