My name is Trang Pham and this is my fourth retreat at Holy Name Monastery. Each time, I came for a different reason. I felt like I needed time to pray before I start my married life…
I also want to renew myself in this Lent. I told myself that I had to plan for a retreat. I knew that the Sisters had moved to a new location. I searched online, wrote down the phone number and went to bed. The next morning, I asked my mother permission. I take care of my niece and God sister so got permission for them to come with me. The date was scheduled and I planned what we would do and what I wanted to teach the girls.
Holy Name was the right place for our retreat. We joined in the Eucharist and Morning/Evening Praise, meals with the Sisters, prayed the Rosary, and Lectio Divina. Walks around the monastery and over to the campus of Saint Leo University combined to refresh our relationship with God. We went home with peace in our heart and mind. The girls loved the retreat and want to come back for another one.
Thank you to all the Benedictine Sisters of Florida.
Trang Pham – March 2019