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TWELVE STEPS OF SILENCE – SILENCE OF JUDGEMENT

TWELVE STEPS OF SILENCE – SILENCE OF JUDGEMENT

Step 1: Speak seldom with creatures and often with God

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THE TWELVE DEGREES OF SILENCE

Step 9: Silence of judgment [Thy will be done]

Silence with regard to persons, silence with regard to things.

Do not judge, do not allow your own opinion to be perceived. Do not have them, that is, yield with simplicity, if these opinions are not opposed to prudence or charity.

It is the silence of the blessed and holy infancy, it is the silence of the perfect, it is the silence of the Angels and of the Archangels when they carry out the orders of God.

It is the silence of the Incarnate Word!

– From: The Twelve Degrees of Silence, Supplemento am.n. 2/2008 di “De Vita Contemplativa”

 

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“RISEN WITH JESUS, YOU MUST HATE EVERY TYPE OF PROFANITY”

If you want to be united with the Heart of Jesus risen from the dead, you must live a new life of grace, holiness and love. Just as Jesus lived a new life after the resurrection, a life above human misery, a heavenly, glorious and immortal life. Live always therefore, with the risen Christ, risen from darkness to light, from error to truth, from sin to grace, from death to life. If you have risen with Jesus you will be free of all chains, free from earthly affection, you will live not for earth but for heaven.

Having risen from the dead with Jesus, your heart must always live subject to your reason and your reason must be subject to faith: you must live with your body subject to your soul and your soul turned towards God. Risen with Jesus you must hate every type of profanity, think nothing of the good opinion of men, think nothing of the world and have no desire for earthly things, but only for the things of heaven. Having risen with Jesus you must work without fear, provide for your needs, but without anxiety, suffer, but without complaining, fight, but without dread.

Having risen with Jesus you must have a holy perseverance, without which the other virtues will not be worthy of an eternal reward. You will live a divine and supernatural life, full of celestial delights and of light, you will be a brother to the angels, a dove of paradise, a resplendent image of God himself.
– Mons. Nicola Tafuri

 

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