A Traditional Retreat…

Posted March 5, 2018 2:30 pm by Joanna Bogle

A Traditional Retreat…

…traditional in every sense, human and Godly, because it was in a snowbound manor house, and it was conducted along formal lines, with silence,  early-morning Mass, set gatherings for meditations in the Chapel with a talk from a priest, reading-aloud from an improving book at mealtimes, opportunities for confession, Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, Stations of the Cross, the Rosary…oh, and porridge and bacon-and-eggs for breakfast, a wonderful library, and a roaring log fire, and I had brought my embroidery…It was at Wickenden Manor, run by Opus Dei.  A time to pray, to ponder quietly, to read, to be with

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