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!

Account of the death of St. John of the Cross
Fray Diego de Jesús
Source: 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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  1. I can understand that. I read once, can’t remember source, “A man [or woman!] who thinks himself well on in the spiritual life has not even made a good beginning”… tempting for me, commenting most days on this blog, to get ideas above my station….. 😉

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