Category: Dark Night

Passive Purification

What is the usual way God purifies us? Find out when Father Gabriel of Saint Mary Magdalen reflects in this excerpt from his classic Carmelite meditation book “Divine Intimacy”.

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The Long Dark Night of Mother Teresa

We’d be hard-pressed to find another saint who suffered a darkness so thick, or a night as long, as the one St. Teresa of Calcutta did. Find out more in an excerpt from this book on Mother Teresa.

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Desolation and Darkness

What is going on when darkness and desolation seem to engulf us? Find out when Father Gabriel of Saint Mary Magdalen reflects on the dark night of the spirit.

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The Cross of Father DiAngelo

What might the dark night look like for a priest? For that matter, what might the dark night look like for anyone? Find out in this profoundly moving video “The Cross of Father DiAngelo” by Richard K. Carlton, on this memorial of St. John Vianney, patron of priests, confessors and pastors.

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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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Interior Trials

How does God purify the soul? Find out about the trials of the Dark Night in this excerpt from the Carmelite classic “Divine Intimacy” by Fr Gabriel of St Mary Magdalen where he quote St. John of the Cross and Blessed Louis de Bois and Elisabeth of the Trinity

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The Night of the Spirit

The Night of the Spirit Presence of God – Pour forth, O Lord, into my soul greater love and greater courage, that I may willingly

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