The Catholic Spirituality Collection (12 vols.) combines the greatest works in Christian mystical theology providing you with a guided tour through the inner sanctum of the soul. The great Christian ascetics are often referred to as the “scientists of prayer” because of their innate … more
John of the Cross was born Juan de Yepes Alvarez at Fontiveros, Old Castile, Spain. He was a major figure of the Counter-Reformation, as well as a Spanish mystic, Catholic saint, Carmelite friar, and priest. John of the Cross reformed the Carmelite Order and is considered—along with Saint Teresa of Ávila—as a founder of the Discalced Carmelites. He is a Doctor of the Church and venerated as a saint in the Roman Catholic, Anglican, and Lutheran Traditions.