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Gannet Girl

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Keep us posted on this experience as you can. I know someone who has spent a great deal of time with the Sisters up there. It's a good place to be.


Good luck with your exercises! Please keep us updated on how it goes. That would definitely make for some interesting and helpful reading.

Gannet Girl

I just found your blog and I am supposed to be packing for a week-end trip, but I wanted to say: how incredibly exciting! I did a 19th Annotation retreat a year ago and yes, it is an incredible life experience that has re-shaped everything for me. It just so happens that I've just posted a couple of entries about it -- look for numbers 8 and 9 in my "Getting Here" series. I hope that this turns out to be the right time in your life for you to undertake the Exercises -- I don't think the experience will ever leave you.


What a great opportunity! Many prayers for you, and blessings, as you undertake the endeavor.

It would certainly be interesting to read comments/updates/observations as you progress through the Exercises.


I met the Sisters of Benedict at Red Plains a couple of years ago, participated in a lectio reading, and participated in the noon prayers. I just received an email about the spiritual exercises. I really wish I could do them, but with my doctoral work will not have the time it takes. Please share your experience, as I hope to go through them in the next few years.

Derek the ├ćnglican

Wow! If you are in a place in your life where this is possible, by all means do it. My spiritiual director was trained by Jesuits and is very much formed in the Ignatian mold. My own background is profoundly Benedictine and I was a little concerned about a possible conflict in methods. On the contrary, my director told me that the two would complement and feed off one another quite nicely. So far--he's been absolutely right.


I just stumbled across your blog tonight and I have enjoyed reading it. I think the spiritual exercise sounds like a wonderful idea and I will keep you in my prayers during your decision making process.

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