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15 Days of Prayer with St John of the Cross by Constant Tonnelier

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Product Code: B1541

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This volume contains: A brief biography of Saint John of the Cross; A guide to creating a format for prayer and retreat; and 15 meditation sessions with focus points and reflection guides.

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This volume contains: A brief biography of Saint John of the Cross; A guide to creating a format for prayer and retreat; and 15 meditation sessions with focus points and reflection guides. Saint John of the Cross (1542–1591), Carmelite friar and Doctor of the Church, was born to a noble but impoverished family in Toledo, Spain. Showing no aptitude for a manual trade, he joined the Carmelite Order in 1563 and was ordained to the priesthood in 1567. Under the influence of Saint Teresa of Ávila, John worked to revive the primitive monastic rule, often against the wishes of religious authorities. Despite periods of imprisonment and banishment, and almost continual harassment, John persisted in his advocacy of monastic reform, and wrote many of his greatest poems and other works under extreme duress. John of the Cross is best known as one of the Church’s great mystical theologians, and the central theme of his mysticism is that through a life of pure faith and love of God, the soul may attain union with the Divine. As your retreat master and companion, John challenges you to become like Christ — to be wounded and suffer with Him, to be consumed by His presence — and thus to be emptied of self, to be purified in heart and mind, and finally to be overcome and transformed by His love. The ultimate consequence of your 15-day journey with John of the Cross may therefore be the deep mystical union with God that John placed at the center of the Christian life.

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Product CodeB1541
KeywordsCarmelite books Saint John of the Cross
AuthorConstant Tonnelier
BindingPaperback.
ISBN9780764806544
Number of Pages104
PublisherNew City Press