Poetry of St John of the Cross

Saint JOHN OF THE CROSS (1542 - 1591), translated by David LEWIS (1814 - 1895)

The poems of St John of the Cross, with their mystic depth and spiritual ecstasy, stand among the world's great poems of Divine Love in all traditions. St John is one of the Roman Catholic Doctors of the Church, was a reformer of the Carmelite Order, and co-founder with St Teresa of Avila of the Discalced Carmelites. Teresa invited John to follow her, and in the protocols of the times, also became her Spiritual Director and Confessor. Many of their individual works could be considered the products of their mutual support and inspiration. - Summary by Ed Humpal

Genre(s): Single author

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 The Dark Night Ed Humpal
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Play 02 Song of the Soul and It's Bridegroom Ed Humpal
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Play 03 The Living Flame of Love Ed Humpal
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Play 04 A Soul Longing for the Vision of God Ed Humpal
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Play 05 Ecstasy of Contemplation Ed Humpal
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Play 06 God the Supreme Good Ed Humpal
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Play 07 Song of the Soul Rejoicing in the Knowledge of God by Faith Ed Humpal
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Play 08 Song of Christ and the Soul Ed Humpal
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Play 09 The Most Holy Trinity, & The Communication of the Three Persons Ed Humpal
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Play 10 The Creation Ed Humpal
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Play 11 The Desires of the Holy Fathers Ed Humpal
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Play 12 The Incarnation & The Nativity Ed Humpal
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Play 13 Super Flumina Babylonis Ed Humpal
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Play 14 Three Songs: The Soul's Craving, The Exiled Soul, & Desolation Ed Humpal
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Play 15 The Dark Night (II) & O Sweet Dark Night Ed Humpal
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Play 16 The Soul's Desire to Be with Christ & Ecstasy Ed Humpal
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