Newletter October 2017
The Power of Silence: Against the Dictatorship of Noise by Robert Cardinal Sarah with Nicolas Diat, Translated by Michael J. Miller, Ignatius Press, 2016.
This book arose from Cardinal Sarah’s silent friendship with Brother Vincent, a young Carthusian monk who was stricken with multiple sclerosis and accepted God’s silent will.
One sentence summary of the book:
Man must make a choice: God or nothing, silence or noise (67).
Chapter 1: Silence Versus the World’s Noise
Silence is “the most important human work” (54) and the best way to encounter the silent God, Who waits for us in the “silent temple” of our hearts (22-3). Sarah admits that seeking God in silence is man’s most difficult task but also “man’s greatest freedom” (86).
“Man must make a choice: God or nothing, silence or noise” (67).
“Without silence, God disappears in the noise. And this noise becomes all the more obsessive…
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