Stillness

Stillness

When Holy Mass is properly celebrated, there are moments in which the voices of both priest and faithful become SILENT … That stillness, proper to the most beautiful things in existence, dominates a quiet area of attentiveness in which the beautiful and truly important reign. We must earnestly desire stillness and be willing to give something for it; then it will be ours. Once we have experienced it, we will be astounded that we were able to live without it.
—Romano Guardini
Preparing Yourself for Mass

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The Canon of the Mass guides us silently to the heart of the Mystery. In silence we go to meet Silence. We wait “until He comes” … God is a Secret audible only when self is silent.

—Maurice Zundel (1897-1975)
The Splendour of the Liturgy

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  1. Beautiful! (And nearly impossible unless I'm at Mass without the children AND with a priest and liturgist who believe the same thing — although it's been known to happen on occasion!) 😉

    My heart craves stillness and I'm trying to teach the children that their hearts do too!

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