John of the Cross
From The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia
"Mrs. Craven bored and so did Eugenie de Guerin. Thus it was that I read and liked St. Teresa, St. John of the Cross, and St. Catharine of Emmerich. It wasn t a wide step from Dante's Inferno to John of the Cross's Dark Night of the Soul."--Steeplejack (1921) by James Huneker
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.
He is considered one of the foremost poets in the Spanish language. His poem Dark Night of the Soul is considered a masterpiece of Spanish poetry, both for a formal stylistic point of view and its rich symbolism and imagery.
- Book of the First Monks
- Byzantine Discalced Carmelites
- Calendar of saints (Church of England)
- Carmelite Rule of St. Albert
- Christian Meditation
- Constitutions of the Carmelite Order
- Miguel Asín Palacios
- Saint Raphael Kalinowski, the first friar to be canonized (in 1991 by Pope John Paul II) in the Order of Discalced Carmelites since Saint John of the Cross
- Spanish Renaissance literature
- Secular Order of Discalced Carmelites