Getting to know about Mary's silence
What you'll learn
- Students will learn and discover the spiritual meaning and interpretation of Mary’s silence, during the different episodes in scripture as the Mother of Jesus.
- To imitate Mary in the life of the student by pacticing the art of 'Silence'.
- The student will increase the knowledge about Mary, but above all of increasing this personel relationship.
- The student, through Mary, will increase the personal relationship with Jesus.
- Not really, but if at least the student can put aside some moments of personal prayer and have the Bible handy that would be essential.
There are different talks about Mary that one can listen to or read different books about her. For sure when one gets to know more about Mary, one will get overwhelmed about Mary 'Silence’.
This course intends to help the student deepen the relationship with Mary through ‘Her Silence’ and to discover Mary in one’s life. Through the journey of Mary's life, during this course one will discover Mary's 'Silence’ when being joyful, when being in pain, her silence in doing the will of God. On this journey, imagination will help the student to discover what Mary went through in ‘Her Silence’. Most probably, what Mary went through in ‘Her Silence’, is what any other loving mother or father goes through when being with their children, when caring for and loving their children, in the good times and in the difficult times. While discovering Mary's 'Silence’ during this course, the student will also have the opportunity to discover Jesus in a personal way or deepen that experience which already exists.
The aim of this course ‘Getting to know about Mary’s silence’ attempts to help the student to know and discover the spiritual meaning and interpretation of Mary’s 'Silence’, during the different episodes in scripture as the Mother of Jesus. This course is based on the book ‘Her Silence’ which was published by the instructor in January 2019.
Who this course is for:
- Any one who is interested to know more about the silence of Mary as the Mother of Jesus and for those who want to experience Mary and know more about her from a spiritual dimension.
During the years 1990 to 1996 I was a full time missionary with ‘The International Catholic Programme for Evangelization - ICPE’ and have evangelized in various countries, such as Russia, Ghana, Poland, Germany, and Malta amongst others. Since 1997, I am married and am an active member of the Focolare Movement in Malta.
During my time as a missionary with ‘ICPE’, I recall going through different sacrifices. There were times when as a group we performed a mime in the streets of Germany and other countries, to bring forth the message of Salvation, together with our testimonies and preaching. It wasn’t the first time that people watching us made fun of us, laughed at us and ridiculed us. I used to feel the pain, but during the same occasion, I would see other people receiving our message of hope and desiring Jesus… that would encourage me to keep on going spreading the Good News.
Many times, I have turned to Him in prayer for direction in life. He has always shown me the way in these situations. He has shown me what to do and what to say.
My recent experience of Jesus showing me the way, is precisely of writing Christian books. Since the early nineties when I was a missionary, I always felt this desire inside me to write books with a Christian theme. I never really understood what this meant, or maybe I did not take up the challenge at that time. Maybe, I never had the time to do it! Still, over these years I kept feeling that He wanted it from me! Since that time, it has always been in my heart, but it was never fulfilled.
My ‘Yes’ to take up this challenge happened in November 2014, and since then, I have published 15 Christian books. God has paved the way for me to do it. I do sacrifice myself to write these books, as it needs time to write and to publish. But, I thank Him, that through this challenge, although it is tough, it is also peaceful and it is rewarding to see other people appreciating my work, and receiving the messages I write, which are based on Jesus’ love to us, that is, His Salvation.
Now my next challenge, or better next calling, is to transform my Christian books into short courses to further explain in more detail what is written in these books. The lectures are intended to deepen the students experience of God's love in their life.