JOHN OF THE CROSS, SAINT


JOHN OF THE CROSS, SAINT
(1542-1591)
   ROMAN CATHOLIC MYSTICAL writer and CAMELITE reformer best known for his meditation The Dark Night of the Soul which shows profound insight into spiritual and PSYCHOLOGICAL states based on his own experience. His work, which was guided by TERESA of AVILA, encountered strong opposition and he was repeatedly persecuted by CHURCH authorities for his views.

Concise dictionary of Religion. 2012.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • John of the Cross — Infobox Saint name=Saint John of the Cross birth date=24 June 1542 death date=Death date and age|1591|12|14|1542|06|24 feast day=14 December 24 November (General Roman Calendar, 1738 1969) venerated in=Roman Catholic Church; Anglican Communion;… …   Wikipedia

  • Christ of Saint John of the Cross — Artist Salvador Dalí Year 1951 Type Oil on canvas Dimensions 205 cm × 116 cm (80.7 in × 45.6 …   Wikipedia

  • Feast of the Cross — Russian icon of Feast of the Exaltation of the Cross (icon from Yaroslavl by Gury Nikitin, 1680. Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow). Liturgical year Western Advent …   Wikipedia

  • Stations of the Cross — (or Way of the Cross; in Latin, Via Crucis; also called the Via Dolorosa or Way of Sorrows, or simply, The Way) refers to the depiction of the final hours (or Passion) of Jesus, and the devotion commemorating the Passion. The tradition as chapel… …   Wikipedia

  • Companions of the Cross — The Companions of the Cross is a Society of Apostolic Life based in Ottawa, Ontario. It is a community of Roman Catholic priests, which is Eucharistic, Charismatic, Marian and Magisterial. It was founded by Father Robert Bedard and was approved… …   Wikipedia

  • Descent from the Cross — Rosso Fiorentino (1521, Volterra Cathedral) The Descent from the Cross (Greek: Ἀποκαθήλωσις, Apokathelosis), or Deposition of Christ, is the scene, as depicted in art, from the Gospels accounts of Joseph of Arimathea and Nicodemus taking Christ… …   Wikipedia

  • The Incorruptibles — The Incorruptibles: A Study of the Incorruption of the Bodies of Various Catholic Saints and Beati is a book by Joan Carroll Cruz, OCDS, published in 1977. It provides brief biographies for over a hundred Catholic saints and beati whose bodies… …   Wikipedia

  • John the Baptist — Saint John the Baptist John the Baptist by Bartolomeo Veneto 16th century Prophet, Preacher, Forerunner, Martyr Born c. 5 BC Died 3 …   Wikipedia

  • Saint John — or St. John may refer to:Peopleaintscriptural saints* John the Baptist, who baptised Jesus at the start of Jesus ministry * John the Apostle, one of the twelve apostles of Jesus * John the Evangelist, author of the Gospel of John; in some… …   Wikipedia

  • Saint François d'Assise — is a French opera in three acts and eight scenes by composer and librettist Olivier Messiaen, written from 1975 to 1983. It concerns Saint Francis of Assisi, the title character, and displays the composer s devout Catholicism. The world première… …   Wikipedia

  • John Chrysostom — This article is about the Christian saint. For other uses, see Chrysostomos (disambiguation). Saint John Chrysostom East: Great Hierarch and Ecumenical Teacher West: Bishop and Doctor of the Church Born …   Wikipedia


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.