Lough Derg, the sacred Sanctuary of St Patrick also known as Purgatory Island
Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the desert to be tempted by the devil. Matthew 4:1
After what has happened to me I know the Lord is leading me. But I have to be honest here, this week was extremely hard for various reasons. I found it hard to pray. I was even plagued with doubt. I had physical ailments that manifested. There was fighting in my family. How could this be? Lord, I am certain you are leading me. It was with discipline that I was able to keep up prayer. I am making a consecration to Mary. Why are these things happening? I sat in the chapel and poured my heart out. Remove me from this desert Lord, I feel so dry. Here is what He said;
LET GO. You cling to too much control instead of clinging to Me. In this things seem hard. These things you experience, they all pass through My Hands first. Don’t you see yet? I am stripping you in order to build you up. LET GO. Trust me. Penance, penance, penance, this is part of your purifiation. Do what I ask, let go of the rest.