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Saint Johns,

Que., Canada: see St. JeanSaint Jean
, city (1991 pop. 37,607), S Que., Canada, on the Richelieu River, SE of Montreal. It is an industrial center with textile and hosiery mills and manufactures such as sewing machines, bricks, and wood products. A fort was built on the site in the 17th cent.
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Saint Johns,

river, 285 mi (459 km) long, rising in SE Fla., N of Lake Okeechobee, and flowing N to Jacksonville, where it turns abruptly eastward and enters the Atlantic Ocean 28 mi (45 km) away. It passes through eight lakes and receives many tributaries; the Oklawaha River (120 mi/193 km long), which receives the Silver Springs, is the most important. The dredged river is navigable c.170 mi (270 km) upstream; there is a 30-ft (9-m) channel from Jacksonville to the ocean. The lower third of the river forms part of the Intracoastal Waterway.
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"It is a pleasure working with Saint John's Development Partners to get Project Family off the ground, and we can't wait to see the end result."
Saint John's interest in intellectual matters continued throughout his life, as evidenced in the posts he held as rector of the College of the Reform at Alcala de Henares (1571) and of the Carmelite college in Baeza (1579-82).
Saint John's profound love for God overflowed into mystical poetry, which in turn occasioned prose commentaries that he wrote at the behest primarily of nuns who sought spiritual guidance through his poetry.
Saint John's life was not easy even though he was much loved by the nuns he confessed and by other associates, both religious and secular, who appreciated the beauty of his extraordinary soul.
The first treatise particularly illustrates how Saint John combines Scholastic methodology on the one hand and the experiential-descriptive approach on the other.
The second is to begin reading with chapter 5 of book 2 of the Ascent of Mount Carmel, in which Saint John makes the distinction between substantial union and mystical union, which also is called the "union of likeness" and "transforming union." The reason for the latter terms is that God transforms the soul so that her will is conformed to the will of God and there is effected a likeness of the divine and human in terms of the will.
Although all of Saint John's commentaries explicate to some degree the journey of detachment, the Ascent of Mount Carmel and Dark Night of the Soul provide its most detailed map.
Saint John stresses that our desires for things, rather than the things themselves, are the obstacles on the journey.
Saint John gives three signs by which to determine if the aridities originate in God or in the soul's own lukewarmness.