"Be still and know that I am God — silence — Be still and know — siilleenncce — Be still — siiillleeennnccceee—" One could have heard a pin drop as Fr. Michael lead us in a silent meditation at November 16th’s Theology on Tap. I couldn’t believe I was sitting in a pub surrounded by people in motionless meditation. Silence and stillness is truly a gift even when found in the most unexpected of places! (Vanessa Nicholas-Schmidt, Faith Connections Assistant Director)
Here are some of the resource suggestions Fr. Michael Machacek (Pastor of the Newman Centre) shared with us:
Suggestions for Silence
Other things to consider - does your car radio, home stereo need to be on all the time? Do you need that iPod when walking around?
Walk, or sit, with your eyes, ears and heart open!
Aids for Silence
Toward God: The Ancient Wisdom of Western Prayer by Michael Casey, Triumph Books, 1989.
Finding Sanctuary: Monastic Steps for Everyday Life by Christopher Jamison, Liturgical Press, 2006.
YouTube: The Monastery, 2005 (a BBC production)
Into Great Silence, a film by Philip Groning, Mongrel Media, 2006.
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