Started by CatholicStudyAttempt, May 04, 2023, 01:32:41 PM
Quote from: Michael Wilson on September 23, 2023, 12:39:01 PMFr. Alonso Rodriguez S.J., who was the director of novices of a Jesuit religious house in Spain in the 16th C. and the author of "The Practice of Christian Virtues and Perfection"; a famous book used in most of the novitiates of religious orders for centuries; explained that the normal state in the spiritual life is one of dryness. I don't know which author said this, maybe it was Saint Teresa, who stated that in the spiritual life we should not be looking for consolations from God, but for the God of consolations. St. John of the Cross also stated in his book "Ascent of Mt. Carmel", that the way of perfection is through the stripping oneself of all attachment to consolations, visions etc. And seeking God in the way of naked faith.