Hear Our Silence

John Skinner

For the brief period of one summer, John Skinner lived with the English Carthusians at Parkminster.  He worked, ate and prayed with this unique community of hermit monks whose unchanged tradition of prayer goes back 900 years.  Waking at midnight and joining them in church for three hours of prayer at matins; attending the morning Eucharist, much of it prayed in drenching silence; working in the kitchen, digging with them in the kitchen gardens.  It became a healing experience.

978 085244 612 6

154 pages


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Sounding the Silence

John Skinner

Here is an invitation to us all to step outside time, and join to the Silence that lies at the heart of the world.  Through silence to enter into prayer.

Inspired by the Carthusian tradition of silent prayer, John Skinner has been working for several years on developing ways to offer this intense experience to anyone who seeks to engage with their own inner reality and with a deeper experience of God.

978 085244 589 1

120 pages  Illustrated with woodcuts by Robert Gibbings