November 4 ~ Daily wisdom from the writings of St. Paul of the Cross

The Trials of Saints

It takes place with the Servants of God that they die to all consolations. Oh, what desolations they have had to endure, what anguish within and without, what internal and external battles! What dryness and sadness! What darkness of mind! What fears of deception! These are dispositions to die to creatures and to live only for God.

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