Yes, so it was at Columbiere, not Manresa. Silly me, not thinking to ask where the retreat was. Anyway, it was a retreat for CLC’ers in the Detroit area, and I’m really glad I went, even though I arrived late. Kuruvila and Lois Zachariah from Waterloo, Ontario were our retreat leaders, and the theme was the 4th week of Spiritual Exercises. When I have more time, I hope to share more with you the graces I experienced in this short respite from the busyness of everyday life, but for now, I’ll just highlight one of the main ideas, which was that we can experience the grace of resurrection in many ways; for example, through joyful listening, joyful uncertainty, and having an Emmaus experience (Luke 24:13-35) of our hearts burning within us at the recognition of the risen Christ.
I know that’s just a taste, and perhaps not a very satisfying one, but after catching up on the work I had to get done for Monday morning, it’s all I can manage and still get to bed at a reasonable hour.