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Silence, Prayer, and Contemplation in a Secular Society

Mar 12 2018 5:30—7:30pm
University Club of Chicago
76 E Monroe St
Chicago, IL 60603
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Anders Cardinal Arborelius

Bishop of Stockholm

  • Anders Arborelius - Silence, Prayer, and Contemplation in a Secular Society
  • Anders Arborelius - Interview

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Our secular society does nothing to encourage us to discover God's presence in our lives through silent, prayerful reflection. To the contrary, the overload of media and noise discourage cultivating a habit of silent, meditative prayer. Yet prayer of this kind is essential if we are to recognize and accept God's mercy and love acting in our lives. The theological virtues of faith, hope, and charity grow in us when we cooperate with the grace that enables us to pray contemplatively and so enter into a deeper communion with the God who is Love. Cardinal Arborelius explores these themes and places them in conversation with the thought of Lawrence of the Resurrection, Elizabeth of the Trinity, Teresa of Ávila, and John of the Cross.
 

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To read the Arlington Catholic Herald's coverage of the event, click here.

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Cardinal Arborelius also gave a lecture at the University of Chicago on March 13 on "The Witness of Contemplative Women in the Heart of the Church."

To learn more about Cardinal Arborelius, read this Lumen Christi news item about his visit


Cardinal Anders Arborelius, OCD, is Bishop of Stockholm. After converting to Catholicism as a young adult, he studied in Lund, Brussels, and Rome, and lived for nearly 20 years in a contemplative hermitage. He was appointed Bishop of Stockholm by John Paul II in 1998, becoming the first ethnic Swede to occupy the see since the Protestant Reformation. In 2017 Pope Francis elevated Arborelius to the cardinalate and appointed him to the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity. He is the author of several books on Carmelite figures and spirituality.