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Written by Henri J. M. Nouwen (1932-1996), a Dutch priest, professor, writer, and theologian.  This is an excerpt from his book “The Way of the Heart.”

Silence is the way to make solitude a reality. The Desert Fathers praise silence as the safest way to God. “I have often repented of having spoken,” Arsenius said, “but never of having remained silent.” One day Archbishop Theophilus came to the desert to visit Abba Pambo. But Abba Pambo did not speak to him. When the brethren finally said to Pambo, “Father, say something to the archbishop, so that he may be edified,” he replied: “If he is not edified by my silence, he will not be edified by my speech.”


Written by Mother Teresa of Calcutta (1910-1997), a nun and missionary who served the poor in Calcutta.

We cannot find God in noise and agitation.

Nature: trees, flowers, and grass grow in silence.

Top 150 Bible Verses About Wisdom Stock Photo (Edit Now) 483227779The stars, the moon, and the sun move in silence.

What is essential is not what we say

but what God tells us and what He tells others through us.

In silence He listens to us;

in silence He speaks to our souls.

In silence we are granted

the privilege of listening to His voice.

Silence of our eyes.

Silence of our ears.

Silence of our mouths.

Silence of our minds.

…in the silence of the heart

God will speak..


As Gentle as Silence: Marilla Ness. The song was written by English hymn writer Estelle White and first published in the 20th Century Folk Hymnal.

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