The universal language of the heart


Inspired by a meaningful visit to a modest chapel in Finland, this contributor explores the power of silent prayer to bring hope and healing.

Not far from the crowds at the main train station in Helsinki, Finland, is the modest Kamppi Chapel, also known informally as “the quiet chapel.” It holds no regular services, has no famous stained glass windows – in fact, no windows at all. A single candle, a small cross, and a bouquet of flowers are all that adorn the interior, while simple benches offer visitors a quiet place to pause and pray.  What you most notice is the beautiful, restful, restorative silence palpably filled with prayer.



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