Oil Dedicated to St John of the Cross
The St John of the Cross is dedicated to the great Spanish mystic and reformer of the Carmelite order. John of the Cross was a major figure of the Counter Reformation, a Spanish mystic a Roman Catholic saint, a Carmelite friar and a priest, who was born at Fontiveros , Old Castile.
John of the Cross is known for his writings. Both his poetry and his studies on the growth of the soul are considered the summit of mystical Spanish literature and one of the peaks of all Spanish literature. He was canonised as a saint in 1726 by Pope Benedict the 13th. He is one of the thirty-six Doctors of the Church.