John of the Cross


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John of the Cross

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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John of the Cross Parish in Pembo, Makati City, will hold commemorative masses in his honor.
It was a "John of the Cross moment" that still gives me hope.
Meanwhile, Jane Ackerman's "John of the Cross, the Difficult Icon" tackles the multilayered and often confounding theology of the dark night by employing not only the mystic's major works, but also his often-overlooked yet theologically significant letters.
John of the Cross would not seem like the place for a beginner to start.
John of the Cross in his classic work, Dark Night of the Soul, begins in poetry.
"The soul sits helpless amid the spiritual wreckage," writes Mirabai Starr, "and simply breathes in the darkness." If one can persevere, says John of the Cross, and keep fidelity even without the benefit of sensory gratification, then the soul becomes lighter, emptier, more open to God.
John of the Cross. Over the last twenty years, however, documentary discoveries and new interpretations have
Conveying the power of hands and touch, John of the Cross would capture this when he wrote: "0 soothing hand!
Tracing the pervasive influence of Denys on Augustine, Bonaventure, Meister Eckhart, the anonymous author of The Cloud of Unknowing, Denys the Carthusian, John of the Cross, and (to a far lesser degree) Julian of Norwich, Catherine of Genoa, and Teresa of Avila, Turner sustains his original thesis with analytic accounts of topics ranging from the logic of metaphor (chap.
Saint John of the Cross soared into the sun in his dark night.
The theme is exile: Saint John of the Cross, one of the earliest victims of Torquemada's search for heretics (along with