Take a Contemplative Walk

Benedictine Sister walks on St. Mary Monastery grounds in Rock Island, Ill.

I am in Southern Indiana for a directed retreat. The gorgeous fall weather helps enrich this already-rich environment of prayer and people. I cherish my time here for many reasons, but most especially because God is always good to my prayer life here!

One of the best parts of retreat is the opportunity for a refreshing contemplative walk. Like anyone, my life can become over-filled with the to do’s, expectations and stuff I think is important. When that happens I lose the quiet walk of contemplation…or at least it becomes noisier!

A contemplative walk is when your life and God are more in sync and, in essence, flowing well together. Continue Reading