Our Lady of
Silence is a very important part of the
spiritual life. It fosters prayer and holiness. It fosters listening to God and
hearing God’s will for us. It also helps our emotional life for it helps us to
be calm, ordered and still. "Be still and know that I am God," we are told in
the Bible. It is interesting and significant that we are told—not to read, or
learn or study—but to be still to know God. God speaks in the silence of our
heart. God speaks to us, mostly, when we are still and silent.
Our Lady can help us to be or to become
silent. If we turn to Our Blessed Mother in prayer and ask for the grace to be
silent, to have silence in our life, then we shall be enriched by the blessing
of silence. Each day we should set aside at least a few moments for a time of
silence with Mary, placing ourselves in Our Lady’s presence and being quiet,
still and silent. During this prayer time we will be renewed and refreshed by
graces of silence and stillness given to us by Our Lady. Here’s a little verse
that might help:
Mary, Mother of God teach me to be still.
Then listening I’ll understand to do God’s Holy Will.
These graces must be cherished throughout the rest of the day. Turn off the
T.V., the radio; turn off the noise. Seek silence. Be still and prayerfully
quiet. Our world is filled with noise. Break the noise habit. Another
encroachment upon silence is the "noise of news." By learning the news even from
the newspaper, our hearts can be disturbed and our minds filled with worries. A
dose of the world’s tragedies can be unsettling and unsilencing. Strive to be
more peace-filled. It does take effort, it does take prayer and it takes giving
up things—like noise.
Ask Our Lady to help you to increase the silence in your life. Spend time each
day cultivating silence. Tell your loved ones what you are doing so they’ll
understand. And when you have cultivated a more silent and calm mind and heart
return thanks to Our Blessed Mother for this precious, priceless gift.
Then there is another form of silence. It is more difficult. To be silent when
hurt, or insulted. To be silent when angry. To refrain from uttering hurting,
cutting words. To be silent when opposed or contradicted. This isn’t easy. Ask
Our Lady for help. Ask to be a little like Her Son, who was silent before His
Let’s have a special devotion to Our Lady of Silence. Fr. Abram Ryan, the
priest-poet, referred to walking "down the valley of silence." Let’s make an
effort to visit that valley. Let’s give silence a place in our life, our minds
and our hearts. It will help us to be holier, calmer and healthier. Let’s start
today. But we need help. Let’s turn to Our Lady of Silence, to Mary Our Mother.
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