Monthly Archives: September 2014

Prayer in the Dark Chapel



Reflection during Diocese of Pittsburgh Deacon and Spouse Retreat September 12, 2014

Tonight I went alone to the chapel to pray before Night Prayer was scheduled to begin.  As I entered it was very dark, only two faint lights in the rear of the chapel and the sanctuary candle in front near the tabernacle were the only lights available.  I had come from the evening social in the bright dining room to the chapel where I found myself stumbling to find a pew in the dark.  But I did settle in place for what I thought would be thirty minutes or so of me feeling uncomfortable and alone in the dark.

However, as I began to pray I noticed that I was not alone, there were other human forms around me!

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