Religious ecstasy experinces.
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(08-27-2019, 06:17 PM)MagisterMusicae Wrote:
(08-27-2019, 02:33 PM)Credidi Propter Wrote:
(08-27-2019, 01:43 PM)FultonFan Wrote:
(08-27-2019, 12:31 PM)Alphonse il Segundo Wrote:
(08-27-2019, 11:26 AM)FultonFan Wrote: Two questions:
1) What are some of the most notable experiences by Catholic Saints?
2) If I may, have you experienced such an experience?

What is the purpose in asking?

I’m not sure.
Is it inappropriate to ask?
Apologies if it is.

Not inappropriate, still someone might consider such experiences too private to discuss.

For all the mystical things St Thersa speaks of in her life, it is worth noting that she had a long period of years of total dryness and a sense of abandonment by God, despite being quite holy at the time.

For the vast majority of us, our Christian life will consist in doing our often boring daily duty of state, and plodding along trying to grow in holiness by good spiritual reading and prayers, etc. At the end of our lives we will not have had any overtly mystical experiences, but if we've done our duty and stayed in the State of Grace will become Saints.

This is probably particularly poignant in the extremely sentimentalized society in which most of us probably find ourselves, starting with the misbelief that love is affection rather than an act of the will or that affection precedes charity, if it ever comes at all.  I'm not one given to emotion and have often said jokingly that I'm dead inside but I have still run into this false expectation on occasion and had to remind myself that love is an act of the will and I have a duty to the one who willed my good when I was His enemy.
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Religious ecstasy experinces. - by FultonFan - 08-27-2019, 11:26 AM
RE: Religious ecstasy experinces. - by Birdie - 08-27-2019, 12:06 PM
RE: Religious ecstasy experinces. - by FultonFan - 08-27-2019, 01:43 PM
RE: Religious ecstasy experinces. - by MiserereMeiDeus - 08-30-2019, 10:31 AM
RE: Religious ecstasy experinces. - by Melkite - 08-27-2019, 03:28 PM
RE: Religious ecstasy experinces. - by jack89 - 08-27-2019, 04:12 PM



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