Catholic Culture Resources
Catholic Culture Resources
Catholic World News

Pope speaks on desolation in spiritual life

November 16, 2022

» Continue to this story on Vatican Press Office

CWN Editor's Note: At his public audience on November 16, Pope Francis reminded the faithful that “desolation can be an opportunity for growth” in the spiritual life.

“Desolation causes a ‘rousing of the soul,’” the Pope explained. He cited the examples of Sts. Augustine, Edith Stein, and Charles de Foucauld, who showed “a healthy restlessness” until they found peace in Christ.

Pope Francis said that Christian prayer should involve not merely asking God for favors and blessings, but also a searching effort to know Him better.

The above note supplements, highlights, or corrects details in the original source (link above). About CWN news coverage.


For all current news, visit our News home page.

Sound Off! supporters weigh in.

All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a current donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!

There are no comments yet for this item.