Sayings of Light and Love 40 – St John of the Cross

Sayings of Light and Love 40

Sayings of Light and Love 40:

What you most seek and desire you will not find by this way of yours, nor through high contemplation, but in much humility and submission of heart.

St. John of the Cross

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Saint John of the Cross, O.C.D. (1542-1591), 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, 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 canonized in 1726.

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