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St. John of the Cross (1542–1591)

Author of The Dark Night of the Soul

Includes the names: St John Cross, João da Cruz, St John Cross, Jan od Krzyża, Joan de la Creu, Jean de la Croix, Jean de La Croix, Johannes a Cruce, Sao Joao Da Cruz, Juán De la Cruz ... (see complete list), S. João da Cruz, Ristin Johannes., Jean de la Croix, John of the Cross, John of the Cross, Cross St. John of, São João da Cruz, São João da Cruz, Johannes av Korset, Santo Joao da Cruz, San Joan de la Creu, św. Jan od Krzyża, San Juan de la Cruz, San Juan de la Cruz, San Juan de la Cruz, San Juan de la Cruz, Sveti Janez od kriza, sant Joan de la Creu, Sveti Janez od kriza, GIOVANNI DELLA CROCE, St John of the Cross, Giovanni della Croce, Sveti Ivan od Križa, Saint Juan de la Cruz, St. John of the Cross, St. John of the Cross, St. John of the Cross, Saint Juan De La Cruz, St. John of the Cross, Santo Juan De La Cruz, Santo Juan de la Cruz, Joannes van het Kruis, St. John of hte Cross, helgon Juan de la Cruz, helgen Juan de la Cruz, Giovanna : della Croce, saint Jean de la Croix, Sfantul Ioan al Crucii, Sfantul Ioan al Crucii, Saint John of he Cross, saint Jean de la Croix, Johannes van het Kruis, (św. ; Jan od Krzyża, Saint Jean de la Croix, saint Jean de la Croix, Johannes van het Kruis, S. Giovanni della Croce, S. Giovanni della Croce, Sanctus Ioannes a Cruce, Saint John of the Cross, Saint John of the Cross, Saint John of the Cross, Saint John of the Cross, of the Cross. Saint John, San Giovanni Della Croce, Sr. Giovanna della Croce, St John of the Cross John, Johannes av Korset helgon, Jan van het Kruis (Sint-), (święty ; Jan od Krzyża, Giovanni della Croce (san), Giovanni Andrea della Croce, Saint John Of the Cross OCD, Keresztes Szent János, Santo Juan De La Cruz - Santo -, Bilingual Saint John of the Cross, svatý Jan od Kříže, Juan (St. John of the Cross) de Yepes, John Of the Cross St John of the Cross, John Of the Cross St John of the Cross, trans Mirbai Starr St John of the Cross, JUAN (SAN JUAN DE LA CRUZ) de Yepes Álvarez, St John of the Cross with Mirbai Starr trans, Άγιος Ιωάννης του Σταυρού, Saint John of the Cross; E. Alison Peers (Trans.), Saint John Of The Cross; translated by E. Allison Peers [St]
Also includes: St. John (4), de la Cruz Juan (3), Saint John (2), Juan de la Cruz (1), Juan de la Cruz (2)

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St. John of the Cross represents the pinnacle of Spanish mysticism. In contrast to St. Teresa's works, which refer frequently to things of this world, St. John's poetry works on a purely spiritual, abstract plane. His poems consist of allegorical descriptions of the journey of his spirit through mortification of earthly appetites, illumination, and purification of the soul to union with God. In his prose commentaries on his own poems he laments the insufficiency of language to communicate his mystical experiences and his interior life. A disciple of St. Teresa, he became the spiritual director of her convent at Avila in 1572 and was responsible for carrying out many of her rigorous new programs for the Carmelite Order. Objections to his extreme reforms led to a period of imprisonment and torture in Toledo. During this time, according to tradition, he wrote Spiritual Canticle. His concentrated symbolic poetry has been studied with enthusiasm by such modern poets as T. S. Eliot, Paul Valery, and Jorge Guillen. (Bowker Author Biography)
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Please don't confuse with Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz (c. 1650 - 1695), who was a Mexican nun

The Dark Night of the Soul 2,262 copies, 14 reviews
The Poems of St. John of the Cross 739 copies, 17 reviews
The Ascent of Mount Carmel 427 copies, 4 reviews
Spiritual Canticle 220 copies, 4 reviews
The Living Flame of Love 209 copies, 4 reviews
Obras completas 78 copies, 4 reviews
Obras escogidas 23 copies
Mystieke werken 16 copies
Opere 8 copies
Poesías 7 copies
Poesías 6 copies, 2 reviews
Llama de amor viva 5 copies, 1 review
Càntic espiritual 4 copies, 2 reviews
Opere 3 copies
Obras Misticas 2 copies, 1 review
OPERE 2 copies
Opere 2 copies
Noc ciemna 1 copy
Breviario místico 1 copy, 1 review
Notte oscura 1 copy, 1 review
Poesía 1 copy
Opere 1 copy
Pesmi 1 copy
Poesia 1 copy
Misli 1 copy
Poesias 1 copy
Dark Night 1 copy
Obras. 1 copy
POESÌA 1 copy
Lírica 1 copy
Poesía 1 copy
Obra completa. 2 v. 1 copy, 1 review
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Saint John of the Cross, O.C.D. (Spanish: San Juan de la Cruz; 1542– 14 December 1591), was a major figure of the Counter-Reformation, a Spanish mystic, a Roman Catholic saint, a Carmelite friar and a priest who was born at Fontiveros, Old Castile.
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Please don't confuse with Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz (c. 1650 - 1695), who was a Mexican nun

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