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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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His suffering is not without significance in considering Saint John of the Cross as a thinker.
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.
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.