Mother of Silence and Humility
Mother of silence and humility,
you who are lost and found
in the mystery of the Lord.
You are availability and receptivity.
You are fertility and plenitude.
You are attention and tender care towards all.
You are clothed in fortitude.
and spiritual elegance are alive in you.
You are your own mistress
before being Our Lady.
There is no dispersal in you.
In a simple and total act,
your motionless soul
is identified with the Lord.
You are in God and God is in you.
Total mystery encompasses
and penetrates you,
possesses, dwells in,
and integrates your whole being.
It seems as if everything has remained
motionless in you, all has been identified with you:
time, space, word,
music, silence, woman, God.
Everything in you seems to have been assumed
No one has ever seen
such a gentle human image,
and no one will ever see on earth
a woman interceding so lovingly.
Excerpt from the prayer Lady of Silence, from the book, "The Silence of Mary", by Fr. Ignacio Larrañaga.