Daily Quote — St. John of the Cross

by Editor | February 17, 2019 12:02 am

"St. John of the Cross" (detail) by Francisco de Zurbarán[1]

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


“On a dark night,
Kindled in love with yearnings
— oh, happy chance! —
I went forth without being observed,
My house being now at rest.”

(St. John of the Cross; Ascent of Mount Carmel, Dark Night of the Soul, Stanza 1; translated by E Allison Peers)


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


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