One of the bad transmutations to result from this spawning [from the Enlightenment of the skepticism of the mind’s ability to know truth, and secularism that replaces authentic devotion] is that spirituality can represent easily someone’s mental creations instead of true religious devotions. Today the religious person is able to study, take programs in, experiment with a variety of different “spiritualities,” and at the same time never once learn how to make an act of love of God, which is the hallmark of all true devotion.

(Father Romanus Cessario, OP, lecture at the Dominican House of Studies, Washington, DC.)