In today’s Pop-Up Catechesis episode, we explore the value of spending some time in quiet. During this time of sheltering-at-home, the isolation we are experiencing may tempt us to surround ourselves with noise and stimulation. And while it is good to be engaged in activity, let’s not lose sight of the fact that this is an opportunity to cultivate the practice of encountering God’s presence in the quiet. It is especially important for us to teach the value of silence to children, who are typically bombarded by so much noise in their lives.
For more information about the value of quiet, silence, and solitude, check out these resources:
- Encountering God in the Silence—Shhh!
- Four Ways to Encourage Silence
- Silence Is Golden (In Honor of St. Joseph)
- Shhh…God Is in the Silence
- The Power of Silent Prayer
- Breathing in the Silence
- Praying in Silence
- The Power of Silence and How to Help Kids Find More of It
Learn about the book Shhh . . . God Is in the Silence (English and bilingual versions available) and find related activities for children at www.godisinthesilence.com.
I think this is my favorite one yet! But they are all beautiful and serving the families of our Archdiocese well! Thank you Joe.
Thanks so much, Kelly! I just wanted an excuse to blow bubbles! 😉
Will you be continuing these pop up catechesis videos this summer? They are awesome! I am sharing them with my PSR families on Facebook.
Thanks Sharon! We are presently exploring the extent to which the videos will continue based on the responses we are getting and the need for them (depending on shelter-at-home requirements, etc.) Thanks for your positive feedback!
Thank you, Joe. I’m loving these videos and hope to share them with my families soon. I appreciate the great resources from you and Loyola Press as I put together a program for the summer and fall.
Glad you are finding these helpful, Jeanne! Good luck as you plan your summer and fall programs and don’t hesitate to reach out to Loyola Press when choosing resources!