Richard Challoner School

Am I doing something wrong if my prayer feels “dry”?

"Every soul experiences a feeling of dryness at various points in its prayer life.

Many of the saints experienced these periods—called “spiritual desolation”—repeatedly with great intensity. The Catechism of the Catholic Church describes the feeling as a time when “the heart is separated from God, with no taste for thoughts, memories, and feelings, even spiritual ones.”

Sometimes, God allows a soul this period of dryness as a chance to grow in spiritual strength."

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