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Saturday, 20 October 2018

From the Silence of the Soul...to the Silence of God in His Glory

Probably familiar to any of my online friends, (I'm soooooo out of things) but this is a new blog to me, Canticum Salomonis.
What caught my eye was this message from the great Cardinal Sarah to the Association Pro Liturgia.

It is entitled From the Silence of the Soul United with Christ, to the Silence of God in His Glory
A small taste:
I would like us to reflect together on one of the essential elements of Gregorian chant, namely sacred silence. At first it might seem paradoxical, but we shall see that if Gregorian chant, which you defend and promote with so much zeal, has great importance, it is due to its indispensable capacity to draw us into the silence of contemplation, of listening to and adoring the living God. From the silence of the soul that is united to Jesus, to the silence of God in his glory: this is the title of this brief message that my friendship and support extends to you today. In fact, we shall see that Gregorian chant and its splendid visible raiment, the illuminated manuscript of the liturgical book, is born out of silence and leads back to silence.

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