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    1. Felt the same way on my first one, Val. But after my third one, I really appreciate the quiet time both in my head, and the sounds around me.
      thanks for the comment.

  1. Always profound and stimulating, Bill.

    I think of my time at silent retreats as intentional listening, as opposed to not speaking. Perhaps it’s time for Jesuit retreats to re-brand them as Listening Retreats. I love them, and the way especially Ignatian retreats explore using your imagination to see and hear more clearly. Seems Father G. did that with words, it is also useful with images, nature, music.

    The cacophony of our connected lives, interrupted by self inflicted (and bot inflicted) alerts and distractions, keep us from becoming our true self. I’m listening….. A.M.D.G.

    1. Thanks for the thoughtful feedback Jack. Hope we can cross paths soon.

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