Five reasons to stop talking to catechumens

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  1. Excellent article! No matter how many times I remember this advice, I too often tend to forget it. Learn to be comfortable with the silence, let the Spirit guide you.

  2. I have found that silence is the most difficult concept to teach my catechumenate team. They are so eager – and rightly so- to share the good news that they forget that this is not so much about what they have found as what our catechumens are seeking. Sometimes they have lamented to me that the catechumens are not saying very much. I ask in response,”how much time did you give them and yourselves to think and reflect upon the Word in the silence of their hearts?” After all, how much silent time do we take for ourselves? Once our team members begin to appreciate the value of silence, they are amazed at the power of what is eventually said. Another thought to remember – introverts need processing time, so it is unfair for the extraverts to speak until the introverts have been given what they need.

  3. Indeed true, silent is good to teach ourselves and the team for us to reflect & repentance also listen to the God’s voice in us. With silent we can feel the Holy Spirit come to us; no doubt I experience it before many times. Silent moment for the RCIA candidates usually we teach them while we are having a retreat , practicing the Morning Prayer & Meditation too. Blessed are you who practicing Silent daily . God bless.

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