In Silence, a Symphony

In Silence, a Symphony

The silence was informed by reading and reflecting on God’s Word (Lectio Divina), Taizé prayer, Mass, morning and evening prayer, guided mediation, confession, Eucharistic adoration, and daily conversations with a Spiritual Director. Each day flowed through a rhythm of silence and song. On the last day, I took a walk throughout the beautiful grounds; and in the silence, I found a great symphony.

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Feeling the Presence of God

Feeling the Presence of God

I feel God's presence when I am holding hands with the ladies in my Catholic small group and am asking the Lord's intercession for our intentions. And I feel God's presence when I attend activities such as the Special Dinner when students of different years gather for food and fellowship. In particular, I am blessed to have had the opportunity to draw closer to Christ through the weekend silent retreat

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A Connection with the Divine

A Connection with the Divine

It occurred to me during our small group discussion that “worry” and “trust” would be recurring and common themes during and beyond the retreat—we had read Luke the day before: “And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life?”; now, we had finished reading the story of Jesus walking on water, and were contemplating about the implications of its deeper meaning in our lives.

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Unexpected Graces

Unexpected Graces

I came to Vegas with the desire to spend a few days with my feet planted firmly on the ground after two months spent on the top floor of a remarkably tall ivory tower. My academic work often feels isolated—quarantined—from the concerns of the ‘real world,’ and I was hoping this trip would be an opportunity to take a step back from that quarantined work and do something tangibly good with my life.

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