Category: Aridity or Dryness

Faith–or Feelings?

Feelings are, in the end, just feelings.  They are a gift, but they cannot last—they must give way in order for us to grow in the holy virtue of faith.  Faith is an entirely free gift of God–but it is something to be asked for, assented to, nourished, and practiced.  Or else we can find ourselves “shipwrecked.” (I Timothy 1:19) Claire Dwyer continues her series.

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How to Sustain Deep and Meaningful Prayer

Melissa Elson interviews contemplative prayer expert Connie Rossini on Fr. Jacques Philippe’s book “Time for God” regarding ways we can enter into, and sustain, a deep and meaningful prayer life.

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Integrated Approach to Depression

Dan Burke and Melissa Elson interview Dr. Aaron Kheriaty about his book “The Catholic Guide to Depression” and a multifactored integrated approach to depression.

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Root Sin

Dan Burke and Melissa Elson answer your questions about root sin, as well as the difference between spiritual desolation and depression.

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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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