Molchanie: Experiencing the Silence of God
In language poetic and meditative yet direct and simple, you too can discover the great sea of the silence of God and find yourself plunged into his infinite love.
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Discover the great sea of the silence of God and find yourself plunged into his infinite love.
In language poetic and meditative yet direct and simple, the author invites us to share her own pilgrimage into God’s silence. Pilgrimage lasts as long as one’s life, and involves purification, union with God, work and suffering, culminating in the almost miraculous experience of the divine silence. Much of Molchanie is in the way of allegory, full of visions and imagination—it is an allegorical pilgrimage.
Catherine distinguishes between silence and solitude, insisting that silence doesn’t need solitude. One can remain in the silence of God and leave the door of the heart unlatched to be at the disposal of those in need.
“God offers us many silences—the silence of babyhood, the silence of childhood, the silence of youth and maturity, and finally the silence of old age.”
- The Mysteries of Silence
- The Multicolored Vocation of Silence
- The Silence of Old Age
- The End of All Waiting
“This is a book for all, but especially for very busy people. No special learning is required. If one can read the Gospel, one can read Molchanie. Those who are weary and a bit battered by life, its pressures and tumult will find here refreshment and joy.” — St. Anthony Messenger
“Catherine Doherty writes of the silence of God with objectivity: ‘An immensity’, entrance into which one is free to accept or reject. Her book is also deeply personal, describing a personal journey… This is no silence of introspective withdrawal, but of all-embracing Christan evangelism… Wherever you are, or whatever work you are doing, ‘You can still be immersed in the silence of God.’” — Seek Magazine
About the author Catherine Doherty
91 pages — Trade Paperback, 5.5″ x 8.25″ — 3rd ed., Madonna House Publications, 2001 — ISBN 978-0-921440-28-4 Also available in French.
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