Oil Dedicated to St John of the Cross 2 (Doctor of the Church)
St John of the Cross 2 (Doctor of the Church) from A Blessed Call To Love, Ireland.
Saint John of the Cross, known as the Doctor of the Church, was a Spanish mystic, poet, and theologian who lived during the 16th century. Born Juan de Yepes y Álvarez on June 24, 1542, in Fontiveros, Spain, he embarked on a spiritual journey that would profoundly influence Christian mysticism.
At a young age, John joined the Carmelite Order, a religious community known for its emphasis on prayer and contemplation. Inspired by the teachings of Saint Teresa of Avila, he sought a deeper union with God and embraced a life of poverty, humility, and self-denial. His dedication to a life of profound spirituality earned him the name “John of the Cross.”
Recognized for his profound spiritual insights. Pope Pius XI declared St. John of the Cross a Doctor of the Church in 1926. His teachings emphasized the importance of detachment, self-emptying, and surrendering to God’s will as the means to achieve divine union. St. John’s legacy continues to guide spiritual seekers and his writings remain a source of inspiration. For those yearning for a deeper connection with the Divine.
St. John of the Cross passed away on December 14, 1591, in Úbeda, Spain. Leaving behind a rich spiritual heritage and a testament to the transformative power of a life wholly devoted to God.