In Catholic spirituality, spiritual dryness or desolation is a lack of spiritual consolation in one’s spiritual life.It is common to OFW working in middle east. Probably aggravated by the suppression of religious freedom simply because most of the Arab countries still prohibits any kind of religious expression except Islam.
It is important to belong in a church. According to the book A Purpose Driven Life, the bible says a Christian without a church home is like an organ without a body, a sheep without a flock, or a child without a family. A church family moves you out of self-centered isolation. It is the classroom for learning how to get along in God’s family.
As a Roman Catholic, I used to go to St. Joseph Cathedral wherein both English and Tagalog masses are celebrated.
I am also happy to know that there is also a light of Jesus ministry here in Abu dhabi. It is a catholic ministry who will help you become all that God wants you to be. They want to see you blessed in every area of your life–in your spiritual life, in your family life, in your physical health, in your career, business, and financial life. The Light of Jesus Family welcomes everyone with open arms, especially those who feel far from God.
If you are not in U.A.E. , Bro. Noli created a page The Feast Online Caring Group in facebook. This is where we discuss and reflect on Bro.Bo Sanchez’ talks he preached at the Manila Bay PICC Feast.Everyone is encouraged to interact with other members by participating in the discussion, sharing thoughts and opinions, and praying for each other.
You can also join the keryma family for free. It is a unique worldwide community of friends that support each other’s personal growth. Here you can receive daily bible reflections from COMPANION, DIDACHE AND SABATH.
In order to grow and to avoid soul malnourishment , we must always keep it a habit to nourish ourselves with spiritual food.
I am not a preacher…I am just an OFWNURSE who wants to SHARE free opportunities in order to avoid spiritual hunger and thirst especially while working abroad…