The first thing st john of the cross says we need for imitating christ is the desire to do so without this desire, we will make no headway we know this from our own experience in other areas of life. Within eighty-four years of his death on december 14, 1591 st john of the cross was beatified by pope clement x on january 25, 1675, subsequently canonized by pope benedict xiii on december 26, 1726, and finally declared a doctor of the church universal by pope pius xi on august 24, 1926. After the death of st teresa (4 oct,1582), when the two parties of the moderates under jerome gratian, and the zelanti under nicholas doria struggled for the upper hand, st john supported the former and shared his fate.
See also ahern, scripture in st john of the cross, vilnet, bible et mystique 1 see also a, prologue, 2 f, prologue, 1 the church's evaluation of john's writings is an interesting story in itself. St john of the cross: st john of the cross, one of the greatest christian mystics and spanish poets, doctor of the church, reformer of spanish monasticism, and cofounder of the contemplative order of discalced carmelites john became a carmelite monk at medina del campo, spain, in 1563 and was ordained priest in 1567. St john of the cross parish and school, western springs. Saint john of the cross born in spain in 1542, john learned the importance of self-sacrificing love from his parents his father gave up wealth, status, and comfort when he married a weaver's daughter and was disowned by his noble family.
Writings of john of the cross are a valid theological resource and what significance john’s texts have for trinitarian, christological and pneumatological theology and what anthropology his the impact of godsoundings from st john of the cross: london: hodder and stoughton, 1995this gem is an excellent introduction to the. Sources the best life of st john of the cross was written by jerome de san josé (madrid, 1641), but, not being approved by the superiors, it was not incorporated in the chronicles of the order, and the author lost his position of annalist on account of it. The collected works of st john of the cross, kieran kavanaugh, ocd otilio rodriguez ocd ics publications john of the cross-doctor of light and love, kieran kavanaugh, ocd crossroad publishing the impact of god: soundings from st john of the cross, ian matthew, ocd hodder & stoughton publisher . Mr lewis's masterly translation of the works of st john of the cross appeared in 1864 under the auspices of cardinal wiseman in the second edition, of 1889, he made numerous changes, without, however, leaving a record of the principles that guided him.
John of the cross, in these writings, gives a detailed and straightforward explanation of the processes that take place on the road to union with god for any who would attempt to start out on that road, this is a must read along with authors like augustine, aquinas, francis desales, fulton sheen, garigou-legrange and others. St john of the cross was born juan de yepes álvarez, (june 24, 1542-dec 14, 1591), in the humble farming village of fontiveros, spain “fontiveros” means ”true spring” he was a carmelite friar and priest, a mystic, and a major figure of the catholic counter-reformation. Collected works of st john of the cross: ascent of mount carmel, dark night of the soul, a spiritual canticle of the soul and the bridegroom christ, by st john of the cross and a great selection of similar used, new and collectible books available now at abebookscom.
Summary john of the cross (san juan de la cruz) (24 june 1542 – 14 december 1591), born juan de yepes álvarez, was a major figure of the counter-reformation, a spanish mystic, catholic saint, carmelite friar and priest, born at fontiveros, old castile. St john of the cross catholic school is an award winning school that prides itself on it's catholic identity our school has an excellent academic curriculum and offers a wide variety of on-campus activities and sports teams. The song of songs is used by st john of the cross in the great mystical tradition of the church as exemplified by such writers at st gregory of nyssa and st bernard and also, of course, by st teresa herself in her short work called the “meditations on the song of songs. This revised edition of the collected works of st john of the cross was produced to mark the fourth centenary of the death of st john of the cross (1542–1591) the result is an english translation of his writings that preserves the authentic meaning of the great mystic’s writings, presents them as clearly as possible, and at the same time.
St john of the cross founder (with st teresa) of the discalced carmelites, doctor of mystic theology, b at hontoveros, old castile, 24 june, 1542 d at ubeda, andalusia, 14 dec, 1591 john de yepes, youngest child of gonzalo de yepes and catherine alvarez, poor silk weavers of toledo, knew from his earliest years the hardships of life. The 1884 choral work john of damascus (a russian requiem), op 1, for four-part mixed chorus and orchestra, by russian composer sergei taneyev, is dedicated to saint john list of works [ edit ] john of damascus greek icon. This is the view which we find expounded in the writings of st john beginning with the point when the soul first seeks to rise above earthly things and ending with the heights of transforming union, st john presents a truly remarkable outline of christian prayer.