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Comprehensive information about John of the Cross including biographical information, facts, literary works, and more. John of the Cross (San Juan de la Cruz) (24 June 1542 – 14 December 1591), born Juan de Yepes Alvarez, was a major figure of the Counter-Reformation, a Spanish mystic, Catholic saint, Carmelite friar and priest, born at Fontiveros, Old Castile.. Spanish mystic and poet This educational John of the Cross resource has information about the author's life, works, quotations, articles and essays, and more.


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Quote Left Take God for your spouse and friend and walk with him continually, and you will not sin and will learn to love, and the things you must do will work out prosperously for you. Quote Right
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Quote Left In the dark night of the soul, bright flows the river of God. Quote Right
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Quote Left If you purify your soul of attachment to and desire for things, you will understand them spiritually. If you deny your appetite for them, you will enjoy their truth, understanding what is certain in them. Quote Right
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Quote Left The soul that is attached to anything however much good there may be in it, will not arrive at the liberty of divine union. For whether it be a strong wire rope or a slender and delicate thread that holds the bird, it matters not, if it really holds it fast; for, until the cord be broken the bird cannot fly. Quote Right
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