Holy Quietude

‘It is not speaking that breaks our silence, but the anxiety to be heard.’

Thomas Merton, Thoughts in Solitude

(this video is spoilt at 5:23 by audience interruption)

About Brother Burrito

A sinner who hopes in God's Mercy, and who cannot stop smiling since realizing that Christ IS the Way , the Truth and the Life. Alleluia!
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4 Responses to Holy Quietude

  1. johnhenrycn says:

    Turn down that damn pianissimo (^) I’m trying to think!!


  2. GC says:

    Thanks for this, Brother B, but it was a bit of a struggle taking everything in. 🙂


  3. reinkat says:

    Not quite what I expected–but brilliant. 🙂 Thanks for the thoughtful surprise.


  4. Be careful of Merton, the Late Fr. Benedict Groeschel said that Merton was “practically an atheist by the time he died”. Merton was involved in a very questionable relationship with a woman, and was often outside the cloister…his later writings were not considered sound by Groeschel. It is better to read the works of canonized saints on spirituality, quietude being often discussed by them.


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