Early tomorrow morning (as in 5.15am) I am heading out to Our Lady of Guadalupe Trappist Abbey for a weekend retreat. I’m leaving the cell phone, the laptop and the bustle of the city behind. What I’ll be taking with me, a couple books, my moleskine and an open mind and spirit. It’ll be a weekend of silence and discernment.
The books I’ll have with me:
- The Seven Storey Mountain by Thomas Merton
- Jesus the Son of Man by Kahlil Gibran
- The Essential Rumi translated by Coleman Barks
I’m sure I’ll have a lot to say about the weekend when I get back on Sunday!