I am renewing my spirit in this sacred place. It will be difficult to return to my home tomorrow, because I still have traumatic memories from the recent fires. But here, at the Loretto Retreat Center in Littleton, Colorado, and with this group of amazing women, I am reaffirming for myself that all places can be sacred depending on how we choose to be while in them. If we enter a place with intention and a gentleness of heart and spirit; if we enter prayerfully in whatever way that means to us ... the place is then sacred. I pray that you may also make your special places sacred and that your spirit will be continuously renewed.