Tag: St. Augustine

Aridity and Dryness in Prayer Series

A comprehensive listing of SpiritualDirection.com posts, and their links, on aridity and dryness in prayer (and a few posts on the dark night that touch on aridity and dryness).

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Mysticism and the Machine: Mysticism and Magisterium Part V

Is the liturgy a grace machine? Fr Angelo Geiger brings the words of Pope Benedict XVI (Joseph Ratzinger) and Cardinal Robert Sarah to bear as he examines this question in part V of his Mystery and Magisterium Series and how the Blessed Virgin Mary is key to better appreciating the sacraments and the liturgy.

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The Motive for Hope

The Motive for Hope   Presence of God – Make me understand well, O Lord, that my hope must be founded on You, on Your

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On the Holy Communion

ON THE HOLY COMMUNION “Take ye, and eat: this is my body.” Matthew 26:26 Let us consider the great gift which Jesus Christ has bestowed

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On the Love of God

ON THE LOVE OF GOD “Let us therefore love God, because God hath first loved us.” 1 John 4:19 Consider, in the first place, that

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On Prayer

ON PRAYER “Ask, and it shall be given you; for every one that asketh receiveth.” Luke 11:9,10 Not only in this, but in a thousand

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On Evil Habits

ON EVIL HABITS “The wicked man, when he is come into the depth of sins contemneth.” cf Proverbs 18:3 The evil inclination to sin is

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