Spiritual Life: on Dryness and Desolation

One Minute Meditation:

I am quite convinced our blessed Lord is well pleased with you and will become more so if you walk bravely along the path He has chosen for you in His love, the path of dryness and little sensible consolation. 

You may find hard to believe me when I say you must be very dear to Him and very pleasing in His sight, since He has marked out for this trial. Mind, it is not a punishment for past infidelity, but the special grace reserved for the few.

The only danger comes from the temptation of the devil: that God has abandoned you and it would be better to chuck it all up. He will beat you in the fight at times, making you weary of this never ending war against self and forcing you to yield to nature. But no harm is done provided you start again.

+Fr. Willie Doyle

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Our Lady found this unworthy lukewarm person and obtained for her the grace to enter the Third Order of the Franciscans of the Immaculate. May this person spend all eternity in showing her gratitude.

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