Written by Helene Lubienska de Lenval, a French colleague of Maria Montessori’s, and translated from the French by Elizabeth MacArthur, this meditation on silence and contemplation for children and adults is a treasure.
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Gems from the text:
"For, whatever may be the level from which it begins, silence concludes and flowers in God."
"In our time, when the conditions of life are so unfavorable to contemplation, there must be many latent contemplatives. Who then will allow grace to rise to the surface if not the religious educator, expert in the art of preparing an environment where external silence leads to internal silence?"
"Flourishing contemplatives are happier, cause their joy to shine forth on other people, but, an astonishing thing: they bring their joy to God."
5x7, 80 pages