The Sounds of Silence
Christian disciples often report “God is silent.” What is described as silence is experienced in one’s whole self – emotional, physical, and spiritual. Sometimes this experience moves to disturb and distress us. The questions rise, “Why is God so quiet? Why isn’t God doing anything? What am I to do?” This morning of reflection will explore these questions. The morning will include brief conferences, time for quiet reflection, and exploring this experience with others. The morning begins at 9:00 a.m. includes Celebration of the Eucharist, and departure at noon.
Carol Atwell Ackels is Director of the Ignatian Spirituality Institute, a spiritual director, and Senior Ignatian Fellow of Montserrat Jesuit Retreat House. Carol regularly gives programs and days of reflection to parish and Church groups. She is co-author with Fr. Joe Tetlow, S.J. the twelve week ignatian retreat, Finding Christ in the World. She and her husband reside in Dallas and are the parents of five adult children and grandparents to two.