08 February 2011

The beauty of silence...

This past weekend I went to a Carmelite Retreat. The weekend was spent in silence - the idea being that if we can escape from the world, that we are able to hear the voice of the Lord more loudly.

" Rising very early before dawn, he [Jesus] left and went off to a deserted place, where he prayed." Mark 1:35

"He [Jesus] said to them, "Come away by yourselves to a deserted place and rest a while." People were coming and going in great numbers, and they had no opportunity even to eat. So they went off in the boat by themselves to a deserted place..." Mark 6: 31-32

 .our lady of mt. carmel.
 .my eyes and my heart will remain here forever.

 .new beginnings.

 .solitude.

 .discovery.

 .chapel.

 .mother luisita - foundress of the carmelites of the most sacred heart of Jesus.

 .holiness.

 .mother.

.The earth brought forth vegetation, plants yielding seed according to their own kinds, and trees bearing fruit in which is their seed, each according to its kind. And God saw that it was good. - genesis 1:12.


.As the earth brings forth its plants, and a garden makes its growth spring up, So will the Lord GOD make justice and praise spring up before all the nations. - isaiah 61:11


.For the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord. - habakkuk 2:4

.Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me. - Revelations 3:20 


.may the sacred heart of Jesus...bless your soul, bless your soul. 


.the gates.  

.we are not locked out from the world, rather, we are locked in.  

 .silence.

.the pathway to where heaven kisses earth, true love, true healing.  

.light. 

.she showers us with roses. 


 .knowledge. 

 .solitude. 

.If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. - 1 corinthians 13:1


.the glory of morning. 

xo,



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