Ascent of Mount Carmel (Paraclete Essentials Series)
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About "Ascent of Mount Carmel (Paraclete Essentials Series)"
Thomas Merton called John of the Cross "the greatest of all mystical theologians." This volume represents a contemporary English edition of John's rarely published work Ascent of Mount Carmel, a commentary on his entire spiritual vision. It recounts John's passage through a "dark night" of faith on his journey toward complete union with God. Through this humble wisdom, this classic has become an encouraging companion for people throughout the centuries who are passing through their own "dark night of the soul."
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John Of The Cross
St John of the Cross (1542-1591) was born Juan de Yepes Alvarez in a small village in Castile, Spain. In his youth he met the Carmelite nun Teresa (later St Teresa) of Avila, and joined her monastic reform movement. He is considered, along with Teresa, as the founder of the Discalced Carmelites, men and women who dedicated themselves to a life of prayer. Along with his classic Dark Night of the Soul, he is also known for writing Ascent of Mount Carmel, A Spiritual Canticle of the Soul and The Bridegroom Christ. His works are highly regarded and widely studied by the church today.