This book will view the subject of silence through a religious lens while focusing primarily on what I call “holy silence.” Holy Silence is both the language of God and the sacred space where we meet God. Here we meet God not so much in conversation as much as in communion. We live in a world filled with noise and chaos. In order to hear God’s voice speaking in silence, we must physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually come apart from the world to listen to God, hear and discern what God is saying in silence, and then obey.
Michael Hickey has held corporate executive positions for a Fortune 500 company and directorships for two 501 C-3 charitable non-profits. He has had four books previously published; Themes from the Gospel of John, Get Goodness, Get Real, Get to the End, and Catholic Social Teaching and Distributism.
Chapter 1: Where Are You?
Chapter 2: Mary, Icon of Holy Silence
Chapter 3: Hearing, Listening, Discerning, and Obeying
Chapter 4: The Bible and Silence
Chapter 5: Desert Fathers and Silence
Chapter 6: Silence, Listening, and Benedictine Spirituality
Chapter 7: Eucharistic Adoration
Chapter 8: Silent Contemplation of the Rosary—Rosary Outline Sheet
Chapter 9: The Silent Poor
Chapter 10: Hesychasm and Centering Prayer
Chapter 11: Noise
Chapter 12: The Messianic Secret
Chapter 13: The Third Person
Chapter 14: Death
Chapter 15: Love
Chapter 16: Silence of the Universe
Chapter 17: The Final Word
Cover Attribution: Our Lady of Silence
About the Author