Category: Mental Health and Holiness

Praying for the sick

The Comfort of the Mystical Body Nearly every day people write to us or come to the monastery asking us to pray for the sick....

The divine labourer who works in you

Here is more of Mother Mectilde’s letter to Mother Saint–François–de–Paule Charbonnier. Her doctrine is austere, but it is not burdensome. I have always sensed spiritual...

Intercession for the Sick

O great Passion, O profound Wounds! O outpouring of blood! O highest Sorrow! O Death suffered in every bitterness, to the sick give health, to...

The Crown of Thorns and Mental Illness

Union with the Passion of Christ The sacred liturgy provides man with the divinely inspired means to express his need in every situation, affliction, infirmity,...

Stop upsetting yourself

In this letter of spiritual direction, written on 5 July 1667, Mother Mectilde writes to a religious of Toul who appears to be suffering from...