Category: Aridity or Dryness

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 Contemplation

What are the three signs of aridity that come from God and lead to initial contemplation? Find out when Father Gabriel of Saint Mary Magdalen teaches and reflects, an excerpt from the Carmelite meditation classic “Divine Intimacy”.

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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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