Category: Spiritual Direction

All our discontent comes from self–will

Mother Mectilde’s letters of direction to the Countess de Châteauvieux are being translated by an Oblate of Silverstream Priory. We look forward eagerly to their...

He sets fire everywhere

In this letter, Mother Mectilde imparts some profound spiritual teaching with humour. Mother Mectilde is counted among 17th century France’s greatest writers of spiritual letters....

Some sayings of Mother Mectilde

Nothing so charms God as does a person who is humble. He rushes into this soul with the same speed as lightening before thunder or...

Yet ever thou art at my side

In 1667, Mother Mectilde writes again to Mother Saint–François–de–Paule Charbonnier, who has fallen prey to the torment of scrupulosity. This hard–hitting letter of direction is...