I don't mean total silence, I mean not avoiding the hard stuff or taking a path of
least resistance. More like living as though an encounter with God is unavoidable
. When I think about it, it's as though life itself has become a long retreat.
Author: Andrew Krivak
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
This gorgeously written memoir tells the story of one man's search for his religious calling-a search that led him to the Dominican Republic and Central Europe, to Moscow and the South Bronx, and finally into married life with a woman whose search for God coincided with his own. In 1990 Andrew Krivak-poet, yacht rigger, ocean lifeguard, student of the classics-entered the Society of Jesus. The heart of Jesuit training is the Long Retreat, thirty days of silence and prayer in which the Jesuit novice reflects on the Gospels and tests his desire for the priesthood. For Krivak, eight years of Jesuit formation turned out to be a long retreat in its own right, as he tested all his desires-for poetry, for travel, for independence, for love-against the pledge to do all "for the greater glory of God." And in this deeply affecting book the long retreat becomes a pattern for our own spiritual lives, enabling us to embrace our desire for solitude and perspective in our own circumstances, the way Krivak has in his new life as a husband, father, and writer. The search for God is finally the search for oneself, St. Augustine wrote. Krivak's story pushes past the awful stories of scandal in the Catholic Church to reveal why a modern, forward-looking man would yearn to be a priest. Unlike those stories, it has an happy ending-one in which we can recognize ourselves.
We are now upon the first of our retreats — the retreat from Manassas to
Richmond . A frosty morning shows us the whole Confederate army drawn up in
the road , the men facing towards Richmond . There is a slight tremor or
depression at ...
Author: Napier Bartlett
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Daylong retreat: This retreat begins and ends on the same day. Although this
doesn't allow the time and feel of an overnight retreat, you can still accomplish
quite a lot in several hours, and it's long enough to give you a sense of the
Author: Susan Pesznecker
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide
A guide to taking a break from everyday life and creating a personal and rejuvenating magickal retreat. Includes plans for focusing on magickal skills, home arts, green magick, psychic arts, and more.