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Vatican spokesman emphasizes value of silence

March 05, 2012

The director of the Holy See Press Office has devoted his weekly editorial to the importance of silence.

“The risk that the accumulation of messages is such as to dominate us and imprison us is looming,” said Father Federico Lombardi. “As it continues to grow, it will be difficult for us to control by running frantically after their endless variety. It’s more useful to find time for true silence, when one can also hear the more profound messages, or identify their presence amid others, and from here to begin to put order into one’s life, amid the stream of words which today is a fascinating but tragic dimension of the world in which we live.”

“Otherwise, how would we remember--for example--that Jesus Christ died and rose for us, lighting our way?”


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  • Posted by: normnuke - Mar. 05, 2012 5:44 PM ET USA

    Someone should pass this wisdom on to the various Cardinals, &cta, who blather to us on the subjects of carbon cycle &cta.