Managing Monday with St John of the Cross – take 2

Posted by on Aug 7, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

Spanish born St John of the Cross (1542-1591) was a major figure in the Counter Reformation (or Catholic Reformation). A priest, poet, artist and mystic, he worked closely with St Teresa of Avila in reforming the Carmelite Order, for which he was imprisoned in 1577. During this time he suffered great privation (including being beaten three times each week), but gained profound spiritual insights, many of which are recorded in his best know work, the “Dark Night of the Soul.” This is our second look at some of this sayings…

  • It is best to learn to silence the faculties and to cause them to be still, so that God may speak – St John of the Cross
  • In the first place it should be known that if a person is seeking God, His Beloved is seeking him much more – St John of the Cross
  • In the twilight of life, God will not judge us on our earthly possession and human success, but rather on how much we have loved – St John of the Cross
  • Whenever anything disagreeable or displeasing happens to you, remember Christ crucified and be silent – St John of the Cross

As always, nice chatting…

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