I loved spending a week with the Benedictines and I had a very good time at the Diocesan Assembly in Duluth. I won't be joining the Benedictines - they felt, as I feel, that I should continue to look into the Discalced Carmelites. I am SO grateful for the affirmation and am looking forward to continuing to discern Carmel. The retreat was so good for me. And of course I kept all of you in my prayers. Please continue to pray for me as well.