Padre Benedetto Nardella
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If you're interested in reading some thoughts on the spiritual life by Padre Benedetto Nardella, who was Padre Pio's spiritual director, there's a good section on an EWTN page found here: https://www.ewtn.com/padrepio/priest/formation.htm.

A choice quote:

Sentimental Tears
I praise your tears, but I must tell you in all truth that they are not the gift of tears spoken of in certain mystics. At the beginning of the spiritual life the abundance of grace makes it sweet to feel sorrow for one's sins and the sufferings of Jesus and helping our sentiments it is possible to cry whenever we want. That's all.

When you have advanced spiritually, you will see clearly that you now cry out of self-love rather than for the suffering caused to the Supreme God.
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