Mindful Silence: the Heart of Christian Contemplation by Phileena Heuertz
Filled with insights and wisdom from personal experiences, Phileena introduces us to themes and teachers of contemplative spirituality, as well as several prayer practices, and invites us to greater healing and wholeness by learning to practice faith thro Read more
After many years leading an international humanitarian organization, Phileena Heuertz experienced the deconstruction of her identity, worldview, and faith. Centering prayer, a Christian expression of mindfulness, was a crucial remedy for her fragmented condition, offering a more peace-filled and purposeful life. The hallmarks of contemplative spirituality—solitude, silence, and stillness—have never been more important for our society: In solitude, we develop the capacity to be present. In silence, we cultivate the ability to listen. In stillness, we acquire the skill of self-control.
Contemplative prayer helps us discern the voice of God, uncover our true self, and live a life of meaning and purpose. This is an opportunity to go deeper with God—to experience the Divine and be transformed. Hardcover. 182 pages
Phileena Heuertz is the author of Pilgrimage of a Soul and a founding partner of Gravity, a Center for Contemplative Activism. A spiritual director, yoga instructor, public speaker, retreat guide, and author, Phileena is passionate about spirituality and making the world a better place. She lives in Omaha, Nebraska, with her husband Chris and their puppy Basil.
Forward by Richard Rohr, OFM, an American spiritual writer, Franciscan friar, and academic Dean of the Living School for Action and Contemplation in Albuquerque, NM. He is a leader in Christian mysticism and the Perennial Tradition and the renaissance in male spirituality.