Quote of the day, 20 May: St. John of the Cross / San Juan de la Cruz

Wisdom enters through love, silence, and mortification. It is great wisdom to know how to be silent and to look at neither the remarks, nor the deeds, nor the lives of others.

Saint John of the Cross
Sayings of Light and Love, 109
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La sabiduría entra por el amor, silencio y mortificación. Grande sabiduría es saber callar y no mirar dichos ni hechos ni vidas ajenas.

San Juan de la Cruz
Puntos de amor, reunidos en Beas, 29

John of the Cross, St. 1991, The Collected Works of St. John of the Cross, Revised Edition, translated from the Spanish by Kavanaugh, K and Rodriguez, O with revisions and introductions by Kavanaugh, K, ICS Publications, Washington DC.

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3 thoughts on “Quote of the day, 20 May: St. John of the Cross / San Juan de la Cruz

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  1. This is one of my favourite of his quotes! I only knew the second half. Thanks so much for the whole thing. Quite agree with our Father of course!!

      1. Indeed, many thanks, it’s an honour!! At your service, to coin a phrase.

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