John of the cross was not the inventor of a new doctrine but a wise man who framed his doctrine in principles so diaphonous that their ultimate consequences are seen at a glance to follow from them for st john the supernatural life pivots on two hinges, the soul and god. John de yepes, youngest child of gonzalo de yepes and catherine alvarez, poor silk weavers of toledo, but there is no vestige of influence on him of the mystical teaching of the fathers, the areopagite, augustine, gregory, john of the cross the catholic encyclopedia vol 8.
John paul ii’s own serious poetry was strongly influenced by st john of the cross’s verses, so it is suitable that the future pope’s own first published work was a poem that appeared in the polish carmelite magazine głos karmelu [voice of carmel.
This perennial favorite provides a perfect exploration of the spirituality of both john and teresa union with god by fr gabriel of st mary magdalen, ocd the author of divine intimacy delves into the life and teaching of our saint the collected works of st john of the cross, translated by kava naugh and rodriguez.
John of the cross (spanish: san juan de la cruz 1542 – 14 december 1591) was a major figure of the counter-reformation, a spanish mystic, a roman catholic saint, a carmelite friar and a priest, who was born at fontiveros, old castile. 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.
The first fruit of the doctrinal influence of st john of the cross appears in the interior castle of st teresa she tells of the opportune intervention of a “learned man,” who was, in fact, john (interior castle iv, 18. Among the church’s contemplatives, st john is one of the acknowledged masters of mystical theology indeed, perhaps no other writer has had greater influence on catholic spirituality together with st teresa of avila, he founded the discalced carmelites, an order devoted to service of the.
Continue the carmelite spirituality of st john of the cross - in depth top of carmelite spirituality page the carmelite spirituality of st teresa of jesus - introduction: our holy mother st teresa of jesus taught the importance of mental prayer and the practice of the highest virtues for attaining to the heights of the mystical life. John´s friendship with and influence from st teresa of avila was also nicely presented however, st john´s connections to and influences from the society of jesus were conspicuous by their absence before entering religion, john of the cross was juan de yepes, son of gonzalo de yepes and catalina alvarez. John of the cross offers a profound and solid spirituality, suitable for all manner of vocations in the church today he is not just a curiosity from the late middle ages he is recognized by the catholic community as the mystical doctor.
The term dark night (of the soul) in roman catholic spirituality describes a spiritual crisis in the journey toward union with god, like that described by st john of the cross st thérèse of the child jesus and the holy face, ocd , a 19th-century french nun and doctor of the church , wrote of her own experience of the dark night. Saint john of the cross was born juan de yepes y alvarez, in fontiveros, avila, spain in 1542 his father was employed by wealthy family members as an accountant, but they disowned him when he. The carmelite spirituality of st teresa of jesus - introduction: the spirituality of st john of the cross the path to the throne room where god dwells is traversed, through a catholic sacramental life, by being conformed more to christ and imitating his virtues.