“In the silence of the heart God speaks. If you face God in prayer and silence, God will speak to you. ... Souls of prayer are souls of great silence.” -Bl Mother Teresa of
"Our own silence is not disagreeable to God; it does not repel him. He listens to the longing deep within our soul. With God we must learn a new language of love in which words are often unnecessary. ...
Our longing for him hides beneath words. A bedraggled, branded spirit may be the reality of the day, the humbling truth of the current hour. But it does not preclude a cry of love from the silent core of our being. ...
There is in a sense no option. One cannot seek God after a while except inside a greater density of interior silence in prayer where there is no help from words, no distinct utterance that would predictably cast open a door. The soul can only wait in a poverty of speech."
Father Donald Haggerty
Professor of moral theology,
Capuchin Institute of Philosophy
and Theology in Ethiopia