North Shore
Contemplative Circle
Silence with God in Community

Why Silence
  1. Cynthia Bourgeault
    Cynthia Bourgeault
    “It’s very, very simple. You sit, either in a chair or on a prayer stool or mat, and allow your heart to open toward that invisible but always present Origin of all that exists.”
  2. Richard Rohr
    Richard Rohr
    "Contemplation is an alternative consciousness that refuses to identify with or feed what are only passing shows. It is the absolute opposite of addiction, consumerism or any egoic consciousness."
  3. Joan Chittister
    Joan Chittister
    "Silence is that place just before the voice of God. It is the void in which God and I meet in the center of my soul."
  4. Thomas Keating
    Thomas Keating
    “Silence is God's first language; everything else is a poor translation.”