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The Necessity for Interior Purification

The Necessity for Interior Purification   Presence of God – Purify my soul, O Lord, so that it may be filled completely with Your light and Your love. MEDITATION St. John of the Cross compares the soul to a glass window with a ray of sunlight shining on it. If the glass is dirty, “the ray cannot illuminate it, nor transform it completely into its light; its illumination will be in proportion to its clearness. If, on the... Read More

Aridity and Dryness in Prayer Series

A comprehensive listing of spiritual direction posts on this site regarding dryness in prayer, or aridity, and the difficulties this can cause with one's prayer life. Some posts on the dark night which touch on dryness or aridity, are included as well.  Click on the titles of the post to access them. Adoration, Silence and the Lamp of Fire – Part II of II Aridity – Navigating the Interior Life Spiritual Dictionary Blessings... Read More

Passive Purification – Navigating the Interior Life Spiritual Dictionary

Passive Purification Navigating the Interior Life Spiritual Dictionary   Passive purification – This purification shares the same end as active purification whose means are solely of God and from God. This purification is the preparation for the exceptional graces of the supernatural life.   This Spiritual Dictionary Term is an excerpt from the Glossary of Dan’s book Navigating the Interior Life – Spiritual... Read More

Active Purification – Navigating the Interior Life Spiritual Dictionary

Active Purification Navigating the Interior Life Spiritual Dictionary   Active purification – This purification comes about as a result of the efforts of the soul (aided by the Holy Spirit) who seeks to purify itself from sins, vices, imperfections, and anything that would keep it from attaining holiness, union with God, and living a life that honors God and neighbor.   This Spiritual Dictionary Term is an excerpt... Read More

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