External Quiet


“The simple truth is that the human soul can flourish spiritually only by cultivating a contemplative quality. A commitment to some external quiet in a day is therefore essential. The amount of time may be a personal choice, but the need is undeniable. … The presence of some silence in our day has the effect of drawing us to a more generous attentiveness.” – Fr Donald Haggerty


“Men fight for liberty and win it with hard knocks. Their children, brought up easy, let it slip away again, poor fools. And their grandchildren are once more slaves.” – D.H. Lawrence