Words For Silence Paperback
A Year of Contemplative Meditations
by Gregory Fruehwirth;
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Words For Silence
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Arranged according to the liturgical year, from Advent through to Pentecost, some of the meditations deal with practical issues, some offer guideposts for spiritual discernment, and others are lyrical evocations of the transformative power of the contemplative way. Underlying all is the basic assumption that God has drawn near to each one of us, and that our fulfilment is found in surrendering our lives to that Enfolding Presence and Creative Love.
Fr Gregory Fruehwirth, OJN is a monk of the Order of Julian of Norwich, Wisconsin. For five years he has been serving as the Guardian, or Superior of the Order: before that, he was the groundskeeper. A published poet, he regularly leads retreats and quiet days all over the United States and in the United Kingdom. Like his patron, Julian of Norwich, his ministry is that of awakening in others a sense of Gods love and encouraging an on-going response to that love as the meaning of all true life. He enjoys playing the flute, writing poems and gardening.
Words For Silence by Gregory Fruehwirth was published by SPCK in November 2008 and is our 46533rd best seller. The ISBN for Words For Silence is 9780281061051.
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Words for SilenceAlison Morgan, via The Good Book Stall
This is a beautiful, wise book of meditations, originally offered as daily readings to the members of the Order of Julian of Norwich, and now arranged under seasonal headings for personal use throughout the year. The headings are Advent, Christmas, Epiphany, Lent, Easter, Ordinary Time and For Every Season. Not being an especially liturgically-minded person, I went through them one by one as they came, without regard to the season - and found them full of insight and wisdom. The most penetrating of the meditations for me were those on the seven capital vices, offering gentle and profound observations on how to harness our sexuality in prayer, how to guard against spiritual greed, how to recognise the intoxicating power of anger, how to walk through sadness to a place of peace. Later we find ourselves entering into absence, into joy, into journey, into hearing our own names. Perhaps the profundity of this book lies in its simplicity - it's as if Fr Gregory invites us to fill the gaps ourselves, knowing that when we have done so we will have seen a new picture, or perhaps imposed order on an old and confused one. I thoroughly recommend it. It will help you to step outside the pressing reality of everyday and enter into one which is far deeper and more meaningful.
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Details for Words For Silence
|Author / Artist||Gregory Fruehwirth|
|Publisher||SPCK (November 2008)|
|Preface by||Archbishop Desmond Tutu|
|Number of Pages||192|
|Page last updated||16th August 2017|