Silence, the most mysterious form of prayer, is also the simplest. But most people either run away in fear from this simple route of Theosis (union with God) or attempt it but quickly become discouraged. Mother Cecilia will clear up some misconceptions about silence and stir up your desire to plunge into the mystery. Her talk will be encouraging news to those who feel that they are empty and have nothing to bring to prayer, and it will be challenging news to those who feel the opposite!
Further resources recommended by Mother Cecilia:
–Book: “In the Heart of the Desert” by John Chryssavgis (Chapter on “Silence and Tears,” as well as other topics of monastic spirituality)
–Book: “The Power of Silence” by Robert Cardinal Sarah
–Book: “Silence: A Series of Conferences Given by a Camaldolese Hermit” –Movie: “Into Great Silence”