Well, I've arrived! I was met with the usual, warm Opus Dei hospitality.
I know I've posted photos of the oratory here before but it is such a beautiful, peaceful and prayerful place, it is worth another airing.
In recent years I've made my retreat a little later in the year when the weather has been a little kinder but the sun is trying to shine today and the lovely grounds here at Lismullin encourage one to take a stroll even if it is a little damp.
Even after less than 24 hours here, I am beginning to 'hear' the silence. That really helps to get on 'God's wavelength'.