St. Juan de la Cruz and the Soul
St. Juan de la Cruz was a renowned philosopher, mystic,
and theologian of the sixteenth century. He wrote many
philosophical works, including the journey of the soul
Theologians and philosophers continue to study the works
of St. Juan de la Cruz, especially his philosophy on
mystical union with God.
St. Juan de la Cruz Teachings:
"The soul which God is about to lead onward is
not led by His Majesty into this night of the spirit
as soon as it goes forth from the aridities and trials
of the first purgation and night of sense; rather, it
is wont to pass a long time, even years, after leaving
the state of beginners in exercising itself in that
of proficients ..." ." From Night of the Spirit
"... strips [the soul's] faculties ... leaving
the understanding dark, the will dry, the memory empty,
and the affections in the deepest affliction, taking
from the soul the pleasure and experience of spiritual
blessings which it had aforetime, in order to make of
this privation one of the principles which are requisite
in the spirit so that there may be introduced to it
and united with it the spiritual form which is the
union of love." From Night of the Spirit
Understanding St. Juan de la Cruz
St. Juan de la Cruz is often difficult to understand
for many people. His writings need to be studied piece
by piece and meditated upon to interpret the true meaning
St. Juan de la Cruz is trying to present. Many people,
who read his works, trying to gain enlightenment for
their souls, wear a St. Juan de la Cruz medal or a St.
Juan de la Cruz necklace hoping to gain inspiration
and knowledge from this mystical saint.
Those who pray to St. Juan de la Cruz hope to gain an
understanding of how to break away from their human
limitations and find a spiritual union with the love
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