Greater Silence is the web space of Fr Thomas Plant, where you can find books, articles and videos inviting you to explore the richness of the Catholic faith as it has been received in the Church of England.

Final video in the Gospel series: how the Scriptures point to Christ in the Eucharist and through the Church.
Video homily for Lichfield Cathedral School.
What has Platonism ever done for us? Go beyond the Benedict Option in this lecture for
"But when lust,By unchaste looks, loose gestures, and foul talk,But most by lewd and lavish act of sin,Lets in defilement
“On ne voit bien qu’avec le coeur”Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, “Their eyes have a staring expression; they are always seeking something...
“Use your head!” the teacher shouts. “I can’t get my head around it,” the student moans. The two of them

Why “Greater Silence?”

The Great Silence is the time in a monastery from night prayer until the morning when no speech of any kind is allowed. The great mystical theologian St Dionysius the Areopagite describes the dazzling silence of God outshining all the possibilities of merely human words and description. It is in this spirit that I hope to guide the reader beyond the limit of my own meagre words into the greater silence of the contemplation of God.

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