All in Spirituality

Archbishop Vincent Nichols of London gave the annual Tablet Lecture on Thursday 27th October, 2011 at Westminster Hall on the topic of 'Formation of the human heart'. The power of prayer and reflection emerged as one of his key means for us to form our hearts. He referred to Etty Hillesum, a young Dutch Jewish woman who lived in Amsterdam until her death at Auschwitz in November 1943. Through a process of counselling and therapy, she grew to value silent contemplation and silent presence before the inner mystery of her life, which she came to recognise as God.