Quote for the Day

There are times when good words are to be left unsaid out of esteem for silence.

— St. Benedict, The Rule of St. Benedict

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  • http://thepollinatrix.blogspot.com The Pollinatrix

    No comment :)

  • http://scripturalbiblestudy.blogspot.com S.M. Chamberlain

    That’s the best way to say it.

  • http://discombobula.blogspot.com Sue

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  • http://www.pagan_monastic.livejournal.com Pagan_Monastic

    Ain’t that the truth! At the Abbey of which I used to be an Oblate only essential speech was allowed, and it was interesting how much speech was non-essential in the final analysis.

  • noel

    we get too hung up on silence as an ascetic practice
    silence your thoughts and desires and maybe then one will find only the essential has place in life including words and speech
    all things come from god
    that julian of norwich ……………………all is good all will be good etc

  • http://acatholicwomansplace.blogspot.com claire

    Oh this one is so much for me.


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