This afternoon, I will begin my annual eight-day retreat at Portsmouth Abbey on the shores of Narragansett Bay in Rhode Island. I've posted about Portsmouth a couple of times in the past, and I look forward to returning there after several years away. Please know that I will be praying for the readers of this blog during my retreat, and please pray for me and the monastic community at Portsmouth during these days. I will finish my retreat on July 4th, so expect posting to resume after that - with any luck, I should have a few photos to share. AMDG.