SilencePosted here (week 1545).
My brother is about to begin a 30-day silent retreat, highly structured with most of his time devoted to specific forms of prayer. Same as the Jebbies have been doing for the past 5 centuries. I spent some time talking about it with him yesterday. While I’m not enough of a mystic to talk in terms of “God’s grace,” I expect it will be an extremely rewarding experience; particularly so for someone like him who is naturally introspective but often unfocused (read: ADD poster child).