Most people who go on retreat like to go somewhere beautiful…and who can blame them, since the beauty of God\’s creation often brings us closer to Him? But we are fortunate in that we have a lot of natural beauty without having to travel outside our cloister walls.
The monastery lake and surrounding forest
Some of the monastery buildings. The main building is on the left (you can\’t see it) and the professed dormitories and Chapter Hall are on the right.
Of course, being on retreat also means cultivating the inner life…
…through the gift of extra time for prayer, reading, and lectio divina. But many sisters enjoy a walk outside, especially since the weather is starting to be a little bit cool. (For Texas, of course!)
Fr. Gerard Austin, OP will be our retreat master this year and we are looking forward to hearing his conferences!
Please keep us in your prayers and know that we will be praying for you as well. We will be checking in on emails, etc. but not too often so please be patient if you need to contact us during retreat time!