Retreat at Gethsemane
The week prior to our trip to Chicago for the Male Spirituality and Sexuality workshop, the Postulants and their two directors, Frs. Carl Langenderfer, O.F.M. and Frank Geers, O.F.M., made a five day retreat at Gethsemane Abbey in Kentucky. This is an annual event; part of the Postulancy Program.
While I did not accompany the group on this retreat, their comments lead me to believe that the austerity and quiet of the monastery and grounds lend themsleves well to contemplation and prayer. Our guys returned enthused about their experience yet happy to come home to our Franciscan lifestyle.
Dan Helfrich took the pictures featured in this post.