After spending the Spring 2017 semester at the Collegeville Institute as a Resident Scholar, Carmel Posa wrote an essay titled A Walk in the Forest: Reflections on the Collegeville Institute about her experience.
Her essay begins like this:
Near the end of my time at the Collegeville Institute, I took a walk through the forest here, a forest coming alive during the season of Easter, resurrecting from what was considered a mild winter by Minnesota standards. As I walked, the air singing with freshness, the sun sparkling on the waters of Lake Stumpf, I pondered my sabbatical time here and all it had meant to me. Had it been all that I had hoped it would be?
Read her full reflection here.
About Carmel Posa
Resident Scholar, Spring 2017
Project Title: Recovery of Monastic Women’s Voices
Good Samaritan Sister of the Order of St. Benedict
Executive Director of New Norcia Institute for Benedictine Studies
New Norcia, Australia