When our chapter in St. Louis ended, I drove to the Chicago Cenacle Retreat House to begin retreat. The Cenacle Sisters are trained in spiritual direction and retreat work. Cenacle also refers to the Upper Room where people gathered with Jesus for the Last Supper.
This particular retreat house in Chicago is in a wonderful location. It is located in the Lincoln Park neighborhood and in walking distance of so many great places. First of all, there are many restaurants, shops, a movie theator, bookstores, and coffee shops near there. Plus it is in walking distance of Lake Michigan, a little beach area, the Lincoln Park Zoo, a Nature Museum and a Conservatory. I truly was able to get outside and walk every day. I felt so alive and really connected to God, creation, and the human race.
Each day, i met with a Cenacle sister to talk over my prayer. She asked wonderful questions: How do you receive love? What sense of wonder do you feel and experience each day? I spent time reflecting on these each day and still am praying with these questions. Perhaps you too could spend some time thinking about them too.
Sr. Jeannie Humphries, osu