Tag: Silence

Pacem in Terris hermitages offer silence, seclusion

Pacem in Terris hermitages offer silence, seclusion

| April 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

People who make individual retreats in Pacem in Terris’ hermitages make a free-will donation, but the center gets “spiritual paychecks” in the form of letters from former “hermits” that describe their stories and experiences, said Tim Drake, executive director.

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Mass is a time of silence and prayer, not idle chitchat, pope says

Mass is a time of silence and prayer, not idle chitchat, pope says

| Junno Arocho Esteves | November 15, 2017 | 1 Comment

Mass is the highest form of prayer and not an appropriate moment for small talk, Pope Francis said.

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Spiritual direction guides Catholics in finding space for God

Spiritual direction guides Catholics in finding space for God

| Bridget Ryder | March 31, 2017 | 0 Comments

For once, Mary Noble Garcias sat still long enough to notice what was going on in her soul after her body and mind had stopped moving through the motions of everyday life. In her meeting with a spiritual director, she figured out what was happening.

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Pope meets Martin Scorsese after director screens ‘Silence’ for Jesuits

Pope meets Martin Scorsese after director screens ‘Silence’ for Jesuits

| November 30, 2016 | 0 Comments

The morning after screening his film, “Silence,” for about 300 Jesuits, the U.S. director Martin Scorsese had a private audience with Pope Francis.

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In silence’s emptiness, an openness to receive

In silence’s emptiness, an openness to receive

| Elizabeth Kelly | December 16, 2015 | 0 Comments

In my last reflection, I encouraged you to practice some silent prayer this Advent. You may have discovered by now that sometimes that’s a little tough. Maybe you miss the noise, some kind of stimulation. You miss your words, your routine, your rote prayer. When I remove myself from the whir of the world and am left with only myself and the Lord, all that silence can feel a little, well, empty.

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A place for peace

A place for peace

| April 10, 2013 | 1 Comment

What better place than the Holy Land to discern your next step in life?

That’s what Shirley Wanchena of St. Louis Park decided back in 1977, shortly after her husband, Victor, had died after a six-year battle with heart disease.

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Emergency or blessing? The power of silence

Emergency or blessing? The power of silence

| Christina Capecchi | October 9, 2012 | 0 Comments

My dad and brother just returned from a fly-in fishing adventure in the Canadian wilderness —fly-in, that is, because their outpost camp could only be accessed by floatplane, the sole cabin on a remote lake teeming with walleye.

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Try more silence during upcoming Lenten season

Try more silence during upcoming Lenten season

| February 2, 2012 | 0 Comments

Unplugging from media can lead to prayerful reflection

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