The Power of Silence: Against the Dictatorship of Noise

In a time when technology penetrates our lives in so many ways and materialism exerts such a powerful influence over us, Cardinal Robert Sarah, a native West African, presents a bold notion about the strength of silence. The modern world generates so much noise, he says, that seeking moments of silence has become both harder and more necessary than ever before.

Steve Herro, a member of St. Norbert Abbey, a community of Catholic priests and brothers located on the De Pere-Allouez border, unpacks Robert Cardinal Sarah’s 2017 interview with French journalist Nicolas Diat.

Besides summarizing the interview, Steve will draw connections between Sarah’s words and his own life experiences and our possible applications.