Daily Catholic Quote — from St. John of the Cross

"St. John of the Cross" (detail) by Francisco de Zurbarán

“St. John of the Cross” (detail) by Francisco de Zurbarán

“Souls will be unable to reach perfection who do not strive to be content with having nothing, in such fashion that their natural and spiritual desire is satisfied with emptiness; for this is necessary in order to reach the highest tranquility and peace of spirit. Hence the love of God in the pure and simple soul is almost continually in act.” (St. John of the Cross, Doctor of the Church, The Sayings of Light and Love, # 54)


December 14 is the Memorial of St. John of the Cross, Priest and Doctor of the Church (A.D. 1542 – 1591)

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    1. Jane,

      Each day we post a quote. For example, today’s quote is from Blessed Paul VI. Yesterday’s quote was from St. Francis of Assisi. The particular quote you are commenting on was posted on June 20, 2014, three years ago. You can find all the daily quotes by clicking on “Today’s Catholic” on the menu line and then selecting “Daily Quote.”

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