I will invite him to approach me, says the Lord, for who would dare to come unless invited?
Jeremiah 30:21 (New Living Translation)
Continuing Day, On Pilgrimage, and McKenna, Mary.
This morning, continuing our workshop and practicum on prayer and contemplation with Brother Ignatius. This afternoon, initial meeting for spiritual direction at Old Mission Santa Barbara. Many thanks to the Franciscan friars stationed there for providing direction to me and four of my novice brothers. This evening, we begin our day of recollection. For the next 24 hours, we will maintain prayerful silence at all times except for meals, common prayer in chapel, and conferences. Brothers may choose to opt out of meals all together or take their meals in silence in the smaller dining room for friars in residence.
Partly cloudy, and slightly damp, with a cool front coming in.