Any attempt to arrive at a mysticism without dogma is contrary to the doctrine of Saint John of the Cross and to the very nature of contemplation.
I want to send you a little note from my soul for I am anxious for you to know that in the Father’s House I will pray especially for you.
How could a truly humble person think he is as good as those who are contemplative? Yes, it is true, God can make you a contemplative
This should be the attitude of every soul that enters into its interior courts to contemplate its God... it “falls down in a faint” in a divine swoon before this all-powerful Love
What does it matter to the soul... whether it feels or does not feel, whether it is in darkness or light, whether it enjoys or does not enjoy.
One recognizes purgative dryness in that “the soul is powerless in spite of all its efforts to meditate and make use of the imagination"
“It is by virtue of this immense love” that we are drawn into the depths of the “intimate sanctuary” where God “imprints on us a true image of His majesty.”
I renounced for the sake of his love everything other than God, and I began to live as if only he and I existed in the world
It does us much good to look into the soul of saints and then to follow them through faith right up to Heaven