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Tag Archives: John of the Cross

Luminous Darkness, Deepening Love: Weekly Summary

On the inner journey we meet a God who interacts with our deepest selves. Continue Reading Luminous Darkness, Deepening Love: Weekly Summary

Transformed by the Dark Night

If something does not give birth to humility, and love, and dying to self, and simplicity, and silence—what can it be? Continue Reading Transformed by the Dark Night

Love

Mystics experience a full-bodied embrace by Divine Love, and then spend their lives trying to verbalize and embody it. Continue Reading Love

Unknowing

I would not sacrifice my soul for all the beauty of this world. Continue Reading Unknowing

Silence

Contemplation is nothing other than a secret, peaceful, loving inflow of God. Continue Reading Silence

Longing

The divine-human love affair really is a reciprocal dance. Continue Reading Longing

Mystical Allurement

The divine-human love affair really is a reciprocal dance. Continue Reading Mystical Allurement

Transformed in the Beloved

Mystical Marriage Transformed in the Beloved Friday, May 14, 2021 The infinite love that is the architect of our hearts has made our hearts in such a way that nothing less than an infinite union with infinite love will do. It’s the setup in the beginning. . . . That infinite love creates you as… Continue Reading Transformed in the Beloved

Love and Friendship

Friendship and Grace Love and Friendship Sunday, April 11, 2021 When you looked at me your eyes imprinted your grace in me; for this you loved me ardently; and thus my eyes deserved to adore what they beheld in you. . . . Let us go forth to behold ourselves in your beauty. —John of… Continue Reading Love and Friendship

The Way of Unknowing

Unknowing The Way of Unknowing Friday, February 5, 2021 Descriptions of the “dark night of the soul” from the Spanish mystic John of the Cross (1542–1591) have become the marker by which many Christians measure their own experience of unknowing. He fits an entire life spent exploring God’s mystery into memorable poetry, and even dares… Continue Reading The Way of Unknowing

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