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It is…important, therefore, to recall the meaning of silence as a Christian ascetical value, and therefore as a necessary condition for deep, contemplative prayer, without forgetting the fact that times of silence are officially prescribed during the celebration of the Holy Eucharist, so as to highlight the importance of silence for a high-quality liturgical renewal. Catholics do “rightly complain” about the lack of silence at Mass because silence is both a form of prayer in itself and it is also the opening one needs in order to pray. It is a searching for and a response to the Living God.
However, those students who have close, positive and supportive relationships with their teachers will attain higher levels of achievement than those students with more conflict in their relationships.
Picture a student who feels a strong personal connection to her teacher, talks with her teacher frequently, and receives more constructive guidance and praise rather than just criticism from her teacher.
Personal silence of this sort is vital for those times in the Liturgy where silence is a response to God’s word. The same is said for the great “conversation” between God and the individual at Liturgy.
All of the great saints were great prayers…or great prayers. The worship of the Father in and through the Son by the power of the Holy Spirit is an act so holy that it demands times of silence — the silence of adoration, the silence of contentment, the silence of profound awe. The individual — the soul — is made for God like a flower pot is made for growing plants. Returning to the above-mentioned article by Cardinal Sarah, he says this about Silence as a condition for contemplative prayer.