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1910 New Catholic Dictionary

Desolation

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A darkening of the mind and disturbance. of the will, caused by the evil spirit in order to withdraw the soul from God's service. Marked by sadness, fear, despondency, agitation, scruples, an inclination towards earthly pleasures, it is sometimes permitted by God as a trial, lesson of humility, or punishment for lukewarmness.

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Entry for 'Desolation'. 1910 New Catholic Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/ncd/d/desolation.html. 1910.

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