Quote of the day: 13 December

Fray Antonio de Jesús, his companion since the beginnings of the order in Duruelo, stood before St John of the Cross and said: “Padre Juan, cheer up, trust in God and remember the deeds we did and the labors we endured in the beginnings of this religious life.”

John of the Cross, with a loud voice, apparently a bit exhausted, covered his ears with his hands:

Don’t tell me that, Father. Tell me my sins!

 

From the account of the death of St. John of the Cross by Fray Diego de Jesús
Efemérides Carmelitanas

 

John and Teresa meet at Duruelo
St Teresa meets St John of the Cross and Fray Antonio de Jesús at Duruelo | Credit: Discalced Carmelites

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