Monastery Living

This is what our rooms looked like in the guest wing of the Benedictine monastery. The nuns hosted us, but we also had the option of spending a day with the monks at their monastery which is connected to the large basilica in the main plaza of Norcia. My room happened to be in the city walls,  and my window looked out of the wall onto the southern hills. In the silence of the retreat I was brought to tears by how deep the Father’s love is for me. I would highly encourage everyone who is serious about knowing and loving God to go on a silent retreat. 

-Ryan O’Neill 


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