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.

Went to a performance of koto, shamisen and shakuhachi, featuring my mother-in-law's koto teacher. She's 81 years old, though you
The opinions represented herein are those of Thomas Plant only.
Another beautiful High Mass at this lively church. Having been to the consecration of the new church building some weeks
A day trip to Mount Takao to look at the Autumn leaves.  Click to see the gallery.  The opinions represented
Friday took me to Otani University, the college of Higashi Honganji, the other large sect of Jodo Shinshu. There I
Kyoto's Ryokoku University is affiliated to the Nishi Honganji sect of Jodo Shinshu Buddhism, and has a beautiful Meiji-period campus
Meiji JinguThe opinions represented herein are those of Thomas Plant only.
Thousands of convicted UK prisoners are to get the right to vote following a European ruling that the present ban,
http://www.luke.or.jp/eng/index.htmlThis morning, I went to Mass at the Anglican chapel of St Luke's International Hospital in Tsukiji, near the famous
Haseo Daien of Tōzenji gave a talk which helpfully summarised the conceptual differences between Christian theology and Shinran's thought as

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.

Sign up for news on Greater Silence publications

Processing…
Success! You're on the list.