Sayings of Light and Love 3

Sayings of Light and Love 3

Though the path is plain and smooth for people of good will, those who walk it will not travel far, and will do so only with difficulty, if they do not have good feet, courage, and tenacity of spirit.

Saint John of the Cross

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Saint John of the Cross, O.C.D. (1542-1591),  a Spanish priest and Doctor of the Church, considered to be the Doctor of Mystical Theology, was a reformer of the Carmelite Order, along with Saint Teresa of Avila (Saint Teresa of Jesus), who founded the Discalced Carmelites.  He is known as the Doctor of Mystical Theology and is known for his writings (especially his poetry), including: The Ascent of Mount Carmel, Counsels to a Religious, Dark Night of the Soul, Living Flame of Love, Precautions (Cautions), Spiritual Canticle, Spiritual Maxims: Words of Light, Points of Love and Other Counsels.  He was beatified in 1675 by Pope Clement X and canonized in 1726 by Pope Benedict XIII. He was declared a Doctor of the Church in 1926 by Pope Pius XI, after consultation with Father Reginald Garrigou-Lagrange O.P.  He is buried in the Monastery of the Carmelitas Descalzas (Convent of the Discalced Nuns), in Segovia, Spain.

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