Monday, March 29, 2010

Sara Maitland on silence

Sara Maitland, author of A Book of Silence, comments "The more time you have for silence the more interesting the prayer gets." She now lives in prayerful isolation in a cottage on the Scottish moors. Petitionary prayer is one of the duties of people who live alone, she says, since it prevents self-obsession.

1 comment:

Jane said...

I read the book on my way to a very talkative consultation in Crete at which I was doing that least silent of things - interpretting!

It's a good read and challenging to our times