Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Into Great Silence

I am presently in Turin, Italy having finished leading a studies abroad trip on the leadership of Paul and Francis of Assisi this last Sunday. I will blog on this wonderful experience in the next days to come.

I finally had the oppertunity to watch a recent movie by Philip Gröning on the Carthusian Order, entitled "Into Great Silence." ( It is by far one of the most moving visual experiences of my life. Building on the vision of St. Bruno who found the order (1084), the Carthusians live their convinction that only in absoluate and radical silence can one clearly hear the soft whisper of God's voice.

Here is a link to a good article on the movie:
May we learn the wisdom of stilness where the great silence of God stills our noisy heart.