St Anthony the Abbot and the Dark Night

Throughout my life, I have always had a special devotion to St Anthony the Abbot. I often suffer from terrible nightmares and fierce doubts. I am a living testament to the fact that the dark night of the soul is not always a once in a lifetime experience.

When I have these dark moments, it has always helped me to remember the example of St Anthony in the desert. He found faith in the darkness and his life has inspired me to do the same.

Holy St Anthony, help us in our times doubt, trial, and temptation to weather the storms that assail our spirits. Help us to endure, and cleanse ourselves so we might find God through prayer as you did. Teach us to pray. Amen.