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Saint John of the Cross: The Dark Night of the Soul (From Spanish) Translated by A.Z. Songs of the soul rejoicing at having achieved the high state of perfection, the Union with God, by way of spiritual negation. (O coming of delight!) (O coming of delight!) When all my house lay long in deep repose.
Commentary on Dark Night of the Soul by St. John of the Cross. “It is perhaps not an exaggeration to say that the verse and prose works combined of St. John of the Cross form at once the most grandiose and the most melodious spiritual canticle to which any one man has ever given utterance. The most sublime of all the Spanish mystics,
St. John of The Cross and Dark Night of the Soul. – John of the Cross John of the Cross (1542 – 1591), was a major figure of the Counter-Reformation, a Spanish mystic, Catholic saint, Carmelite friar and priest, born at Fontiveros, Old Castile. Saint John of the Cross was a reformer of the Carmelite Order and is considered,
John of the Cross’ Dark Night of the Soul. With no felt sense of God’s loving presence shining on him he worshiped the Lord with affection and reverence. He had no pen or paper so he memorized the prayers of his heart. Then when he finally escaped from his prison he shared his poems with others — monks and nuns, students, business people, mothers,
by St John of the Cross The Dark Night narrates the journey of the soul from her bodily home to her union with God. It happens during the night, which represents the hardships and difficulties she meets in detachment from the world and reaching the light of the union with the Creator.
Poem and treatise of St. John of the Cross. The poem of St. John of the Cross, in 8 stanzas of 5 lines each, narrates the journey of the soul to mystical union with God. The journey is called “The Dark Night” in part because darkness represents the fact that the destination, God, is …
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And the second is of the spiritual part; of this speaks the second stanza, which follows; and of this we shall treat likewise, in the second and the third part, with respect to the activity of the soul; and in the fourth part, with respect to its passivity.1. This ‘fourth part’ is the Dark Night.
This contains the Dark Night, Spiritual Canticle, Living Flame of Love, a number of poems by St. John of the Cross and the Spiritual Colloquies between Christ and the soul His Bride. It is written in various hands, all very early and some feminine.
St. John of the Cross himself has written two books on this poem, explaining its meaning as a metaphor of a soul that unites with God. The books are “The Dark Night of the Soul”, the title Loreena chose for her song, and “Ascent of Mount Carmel”.
“Don’t try to solve serious matters in the middle of the night.” ― Philip K. Dick.