Next week (8 – 14 August) I will be on retreat at the small Trappist Monastery on the Dutch Island of Schiermonnikoog.
A week of silence. Balm for the soul.
A reporter once asked Mother Teresa of Calcutta,
“When you pray, what do you say to God?
She smiled and replied,
“When I pray I don’t speak to God, I listen.”
Undeterred by that answer, the journalist continued to ask:
“And what does God say to you then?
” God says nothing, God listens. “
And,” she added,
“if you don’t understand, I can’t explain it to you.”
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Here’s an impression of the two island communities: Cistercian and Carmel.