As the reader has previously seen, I arrived safely at the monastery. In Part 2, I'd like to share with you what I did and thought about during my time there. This post will thus be more of a spiritual reflection than any of my previous posts, so its feel may seem quite different. But part of the purpose of this blog is to make the proper spiritual preparation for the Path to Rome. I need not just physical training, but spiritual training as well.
In the end, I would say it was a fruitful retreat. I wish I would have been able to spend a little more time there, but even if I couldn't stay, I could take what I'd learned with me on my hike back and beyond: my need for repose, temporary solitude, and above all Humility.