Reflection Morning Lawson August 2023

"Conversations with Silence: the transformative power of silence" - Sally Longley
  •  19 August 2023
     9:30AM - 12:30PM

What is your relationship with silence? Some think of silence as monochrome, or simply a romantic notion. For others, there may be great fear, a sense of boredom or puzzlement. Or maybe you are very experienced in silence, but are interested to explore further.

During our time we will explore different ways we can access a spaciousness that is transformative, silences that are content-filled, and engage with the God whose “first language was silence” (St John of the Cross).

Sally Longley


“Conversations with Silence: the transformative power of silence”

Sally Longley is a Spiritual Director, Supervisor and Retreat Leader based in Sydney; she has studied at the Anabaptist Mennonite Bible Seminary in the USA and has a D Min.

Sally leads silent and themed retreats and is a giver of the Ignatian Exercises. She is a part-time pastor of Avalon Peace church, and a Listen into Life team member which is a formation program for spiritual directors.

Sally has published: “Christian Meditation: 5 Ways to Pray” (3 set DVD/MP3); two books: “Walking the Labyrinth as the Beloved in John’s Gospel” (2016) and “Conversations with Silence: Rosetta Stone of the Soul” (2021).

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Parking at Our Lady of the Nativity Catholic Church, Lawson (enter by Somers Street)  – OR – Kitchener Street, Lawson (8 spaces).   To gain access to the car park please exit the Great Western Highway onto Somers Road immediately before the church.

For railway travelers to Lawson:

Go east on the Great Western Highway. Turn right at Orient St., left into Mary St. Walk to the end. (15 min. walk)