Wednesday, September 19, 2012

The wealth of silence

"The LORD your God is with you, He is mighty to save. 
He will take great delight in you, He will quiet you with His love,
He will rejoice over you with singing." ~ Zephaniah 3:17 
“Once you feel the attraction to remain in the silence of adoration in God’s presence, you must give yourself entirely to the Holy Spirit and remain there in pure faith.  If God gives you no feeling, no sentiment, no distinct thought, just be there before Him in silent love.  During such moments He operates insensibly in the soul and does more for her perfection than she could in a lifetime by her own thoughts.” ~ Blessed Columba Marmion


  1. I love this quote on silence Janette. Which book of Marmion's is it from? I am currently reading *Christ~The Ideal of the Monk*.

    Have blessed days.

  2. Do not have the reference for this Marmion quote, Theresa. From one of his books, a homily, commentary? Can't say, but it is definitely and distinctively Marmion. He was Bl Mother Teresa's favorite author - and you can 'hear' the echo of his heart in hers...