Saints of the Week

In newspapers and bulletins
around the country

Saint John of the Cross

Well and good if all things change, O Lord, provided I am rooted in you.

    Facts about St. John of the Cross

  • John was a 16th-century Spanish Carmelite friar, mystic, and priest.
  • He wrote deep poems on the intimacy of God and the soul. His most famous work is entitled, 'The Dark Night of the Soul'.
  • John became a major figure in the Counter-Reformation and is venerated as one of the Doctors of the Church.