Rt. Rev. Dom Vitalis Lehodey

Dom Vitalis Lehodey (1857-1948) was a French abbot who is remembered as an authority on the subject of mystical theology. Pope St. Pius X endorsed his work The Ways of Mental Prayer, calling it "a work very useful, not only to religious, but to all who, in any walk of life, are striving after Christian perfection."


Consolations and Dryness in Prayer

One of the most common and deplorable illusions consists in judging of our prayer by the consolation or dryness we meet with therein. In thinking it good because accompanied by consolation, bad, if chilled by desolation.  No, no, such is not the case.  The best prayer, were it ever so dry, is that which leaves…