The Way of Silence: Engaging the Sacred in Daily Life

published by Franciscan Media | Hardback - With dust jacket | 176 pages
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The Way of Silence draws heavily on Buddhist teachings to cultivate the practice of “deep” listening: turning away from noise and distraction, paying attention, and embracing quiet. The Way of Silence embraces paradox: absence versus presence in silence. Dynamic tranquility. The all-oneness of aloneness. Humbly, trusting in God, you’ll practice emptying your mind in order to receive wisdom, insight, and understanding. You’ll learn to listen deeply, with a trusting heart—and you’ll joyously discover a new, interior freedom that will make you feel more vibrant, and more fully alive. Stock #: B53016

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Based on 37 reviews
Sister Rebecca Aelker
Sharing and Silence


Thomas Thibodeau

Sacred and significant

Roland Kreps

The Way of Silence: Engaging the Sacred in Daily Life

Sharon Bass
"interior silence lads to prayer"

My days start with silence and end in silence through my morning and evening prayers. But I find myself - more and more “Stopping”in the moments of my day- pausing and often this will lead to a few moments in silence. Often if I am perplexed as what I am callled to do- in a particular instance I find myself in !! But then i return to my final morning prayer - before embarking on my day - which is Christ make your will my will and Holy Spirit guide me in this quest !! I may only have today!!

Mark Janezic

The Way of Silence: Engaging the Sacred in Daily Life

David Steindl-Rast is an Austrian-born Benedictine monk and one of the most influential and beloved spiritual teachers of our time. He has been a monk of Mount Saviour monastery in New York since 1953, dividing his time between monastic life, writing, and worldwide lecturing. He has contributed to a wide range of books and periodicals as well as authored ten books of his own. He is the cofounder of, and he was one of the first Roman Catholics to participate in Buddhist-Christian dialogue. He has brought spiritual depth into the lives of countless people through his lectures, workshops, and bestselling books. Alicia (Ramirez de Arellano) von Stamwitz was born in Cuba and immigrated to the United States in 1960. She is an award-winning freelance author and longtime editor with the religious press. Her interviews and profiles of today’s most influential spiritual leaders are published internationally. She lives in Missouri with her family. More information can be found at

Product Type:  Book

Item Number:  #B53016

ISBN:  9781632530165

Publication Date:  2016


Imprint:  Franciscan Media

Trim Size:  139.7 mm X 215.9 mm X
(Approx. 5.5 in X 8.5 in X )

Pages:  176

List Price:  $ 3.00