St. John of the Cross

Catholic Quote of the Day — from St. John of the Cross

"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 […]

Daily Lenten Reflection — The Lord is Very Near

“Our spirits are hungry and dry and weak. Though we are wide awake, our souls, apart from God, lie drained of all power and nearly asleep. Then something stirs. His wondrous presence is passing. Can you not sense Him right now?” (St. John of the Cross, Living Flame of Love – Stanza 3, paraphrased by David Hazzard). Here is a […]

Catholic Quote of the Day — from St. John of the Cross

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

“God is more pleased by one work, however small, done secretly, without desire that it be known, than a thousand done with desire that men know of them.” (St. John of the Cross, Doctor of the Church) December 14 is the Memorial of St. John of the Cross, Priest and Doctor of the Church (A.D. 1542 – 1591). Print this entry

Catholic Quote of the Day — from St. John of the Cross

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

“God is more pleased by one work, however small, done secretly, without desire that it be known, than a thousand done with desire that men know of them.” (St. John of the Cross, Doctor of the Church) December 14 is the Memorial of St. John of the Cross, Priest and Doctor of the Church (A.D. 1542 – 1591). Print this entry

Daily Lenten Reflection — God is Passing By, He is very Near

“Our spirits are hungry and dry and weak. Though we are wide awake, our souls, apart from God, lie drained of all power and nearly asleep. Then something stirs. His wondrous presence is passing. Can you not sense Him right now?” (St. John of the Cross, Living Flame of Love – Stanza 3, paraphrased by David Hazzard). Here is a […]

Catholic Quote of the Day — from St. John of the Cross

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

“To love is to be transformed into what we love. To love God is therefore to be transformed into God.” (St. John of the Cross, Doctor of the Church) December 14 is the Memorial of St. John of the Cross, Priest and Doctor of the Church (A.D. 1542 – 1591). Print this entry