Wednesday, December 14, 2005

The Day of John of the Cross

Juan de la Cruz
'John of the Cross'
Carmelite Prior, Priest, & Mystical Poet

'Live in the world as if God and your soul only were in it; so shall your heart be never made captive by any earthly thing'

A younger contemporary to Teresa of Avila who joined with her in her reformation efforts, and was imprisoned by resisters to that reformation. While held captive he composed much of his Spiritual Canticle. He is perhaps best know for his work The Dark Night of the Soul.

1542 - 1591

Christian Classics Etherial Library Entry.

Wikipedia Entry.

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