Silence: A necessary condition for deep, contemplative prayer

Posted July 11, 2018 6:50 pm by Padre Steve

Silence: A necessary condition for deep, contemplative prayer

The following comes from The Catholic World Report:Many Catholics rightly complain about the absence of silence in some forms of the celebration of our Roman liturgy. It seemed to us important, therefore, in this short essay, to recall the meaning of silence as a Christian ascetical value, and therefore as a necessary condition for deep, contemplative prayer, without forgetting the fact that times of silence are officially prescribed during the celebration of the Holy Eucharist, so as to highlight the importance of silence for a high-quality liturgical renewal. 1. Silence as a Christian ascetical valueIn the negative sense, silence is

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