Quote of the day, 21 August: St. John of the Cross

In one memorable passage from the Ascent of Mount Carmel, St. John of the Cross explains how the Gospel passage concerning the narrow gate or narrow door is an excellent illustration of the Ascent of Mount Carmel: "Indeed the gate is very narrow, more so than you think."

Quote of the day, 19 December: St. John of the Cross

The soul through original sin is a captive in the mortal body, subject to passions and natural appetites; when liberated from this bondage and submission, it considers its escape, in which it is unnoticed, unimpeded, and unapprehended by its passions and appetites, a sheer grace.

How do you experience the light and darkness of God in your life?

Night is the necessary cosmic expression of St. John of the Cross’s mystical world-view.

Remembering the 440th anniversary of St. John of the Cross' nighttime escape from his prison cell in the Toledo

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