We have just returned back from a five day retreat at the Carmelite Friary in Aylesford led by Fr. Joe Chalmers and Fr. Kevin Melody. It was not only a great place to get away from the hecticness of London, but an amazing place to reflect, pray, and appreciate nature. With the cold weather and snow made it such a beautiful atmosphere to be in which we enjoyed very much. We learned a bit about the history of the Carmelites, Prophet Elijah, St. Peter, and St. Simon Stock. We were given much opportunity to think about prayer as a relationship with God in our life.