Waiting And The Silence of Advent

Réquiem de Fauré Versión 1893 "In Paradisum" - Copos de Nieve

Advent : I guess this season of waiting and expectation,has to begin with trying to get the heart into a quiet space.
‘Our whole life … is Advent, a time of waiting for the ultimate, for the time when there will be a new heaven and a new earth …’ (Dietrich Bonhoeffer, "The Coming of Jesus into Our Midst"
Mary, at the Annunciation, was open and receptive to the still small voice  of God in a busy and noisy world.

May we all grow in grace and peace,
and not neglect the silence that is printed
in the centre of our being.
It will not fail us. 

~ Thomas Merton

 “First forgive the silence
That answers prayer,
Then forgive the prayer
That stains the silence.
Mark Jarman, from “Five Psalms

Clip of monks at Grand Chartreuse, some just looking into the eye of a camera, from the movie "Into Great Silence" and a little narrative.

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