Richard Challoner School

What is the “dark night of the soul”?

"Do you remember the allegorical story of the soul who looked back on its life, seeing it like footprints in the sand? Through most of its life, the soul could see God’s footprints beside its own, but at the times of greatest suffering, only one pair of footprints were visible.

Troubled, the soul asked God why He abandoned it during its trials—and God answered that at those times, He carried the soul in His arms, and that is why only one set of footprints marked the sand."

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