Friday, November 2, 2018

Reason no. 25 why I remain Catholic: Spiritual Retreats




So I obviously did not make my deadline, however, I had a pretty good reason. My husband and I were on a spiritual retreat this past weekend.

Retreats, spiritual retreats, are a time to get away from the daily grind and literally retreat. In this case, we retreated to a place surrounded by brothers and sisters of our Catholic community to go deeper into the Word of God, prayer and community life. It is really such a blessing to be able to do this from time to time. I would say, in the faith journey, it is practically impossible to survive without a retreat, at least once a year.

This is a gift from our Catholic faith that can be seen even in Scripture when Jesus would take the time to retreat into the desert to pray and be alone: "but he would withdraw to deserted places to pray."  Luke 5:16

If Jesus, who was God made man, had to retreat and take time to pray, how much more do we need to do this, being imperfect and in need of His grace.

Retreats are essential. Now that I have had my batteries recharged and have caught up on everything since we've been back (life goes on even when you're on retreat) I can set to finish this 30-day challenge.


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