Will I be able to stay in silence for the entire retreat?
Silence is an important part of the retreat but it is not experienced as a form of self-confinement.
It prevails throughout the household, including during the meal times which are accompanied by music. You will be supported in this experience.
The retreat preacher always offers an opportunity to meet with him personally as well as with the community members, who are trained in spiritual guidance.
Participating in the liturgy through songs and prayers will also help you engage in the retreat and the inner silence. This allows God to become the key focus of our inner conversations.
« Silence does not give God, but God gives himself in silence ».