Saturday, June 6, 2009

On retreat

Yes, I dissapeared again. Not just from blogging this time,but from the entire internet. I spend a week at Mepkin Abbey in Monck's corner near Charleston. The surroundings were absolutely beautiful and living along with the monks was a truely special experience. I got up at 5 am (they rose at 3.00 am as did my husband, but I just was not that courageous). I joined into the prayers at 5.30 am, then Eucharist at 7.30 am. There was a short prayer at noon, then another one after lunch. In the evening we had another pray at 6 am and then we ended the day with Compline at 7.30 pm.
In between that there was silence, nature, the oportunity to pray, read, knit on my prayershawl and spend time with my husband.
No internet, no cellphone (except for a short call once a day to my little one who was being spoiled by his grandparents), no distractions.
I feel recharged and ready!

1 comment:

Wendy said...

Eva, that sounds wonderful! What a blessing to be able to spend such a peaceful time focused on the Lord.