John of the Cross: Poet and Mystic

2016-11-11T16:39:35+00:00 December 13th, 2013|John of the Cross, News|

The Carmelite Institute would like you to know that Dr Keith Egan, Ph.D. has just produced an audio course through Now You Know Media. The course is entitled John of the Cross: Poet and Mystic . Perhaps this is the Christmas gift you have been waiting for! Please let us know if you have other [...]

Saint John of the Cross: Doctor of Love

2013-12-09T10:23:12+00:00 December 9th, 2013|John of the Cross, Poetry and Reflections, Saints|

By Sr. Helena of Mary, O.Carm Feast Day: December 14th Carmelite, Mystic, Doctor of the Church The Carmelite Order celebrates the feast of Saint John of the Cross on December 14th. Saint John is first of my favorite male Saints, with St. Francis De Sales, as my second. Humanly speaking, his life is a story of [...]

Juan de la Cruz

2013-02-12T14:16:38+00:00 February 12th, 2013|John of the Cross, Poetry and Reflections, Saints|

He lived between the stars and indigence, this youngest son of Catherine Alvarez. Her hope--to make a weaver of him--was firmly rooted in poverty and common sense. Straining to ply the loom, his shoulders tense, fingers ineptly handling warp and weft, his mind refusing all attempts to master splices, Juan's heart ached for something else. [...]