John of the Cross


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John of the Cross

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(Biography) Saint. original name Juan de Yepis y Alvarez. 1542–91, Spanish Carmelite monk, poet, and mystic. He founded the Discalced Carmelites with Saint Teresa (1568). Feast day: Dec 14
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The Roman Catholic Church remembers on Friday the life and works of a well-loved Spanish mystic, Saint John of the Cross (San Juan de la Cruz), a Doctor of the Universal Church and co-founder, with Saint Teresa of Avila, of the Discalced Carmelites.
I am not writing this as a scholar or as a mystic, but simply as someone who knows "darkness as an old friend" through the insight of John of the Cross, a Spanish poet and saint of that century In his lived experience of the chaotic times described in Follett's book, he raises up a profound truth: Nothing we feel is any indication of bur relationship with the Divine.
Salvador Dali's Christ of St John of the Cross will be taken down in August and displayed on loan at the Royal Academy of Arts in London.
John of the Cross (Born 1542--Died 14 December 1591), was a great mystic of the Christian tradition who knew suffering first-hand.
John of the Cross, set on a semi-Franciscan cross in a bit of forest.
FEAST OF JOHN OF THE CROSS 1503: French astrologer Nostradamus - still famous for his obscurely-expressed and variously-interpreted prophecies - was born.
defines "Hispanic" as a specific historical period most commonly known as the Golden Age, when Spain dominated a vast geographical range of the Iberian Peninsula (including Portugal), as well as the Low Countries, southern Italy, and the "New World." Thus, essay topics include treatments of Olympians of Spanish mysticism such as Ignatius of Loyola, John of the Cross, and Teresa of Avila.
Mysticism for Beginners: John of the Cross Made Easy.
November's The Examined Life ("The real lives of the saints") claimed that Teresa of Avila and John of the Cross had both been imprisoned by the Spanish Inquisition for investigations related to their style of "mental prayer." While both faced investigation by the Inquisition, John was imprisoned and beaten by his own Carmelite community, some of whose members opposed his reforms of the order.
John of the Cross, whose contemplations were to help explain the purgation of the soul in its ascent toward spiritual perfection.
John of the Cross was a 16th-century Spanish mystic and Carmelite priest.