On Dec. 14, Church remembers Spanish mystic St. John of the Cross :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)

Denver, Colo., Dec 9, 2012 / 06:03 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Dec. 14 is the liturgical memorial of Saint John of the Cross, a 16th century Carmelite priest best known for reforming his order together with Saint Teresa of Avila, and for writing the classic spiritual treatise “The Dark Night of the Soul.”

Honored as a Doctor of the Church since 1926, he is sometimes called the “Mystical Doctor,” as a tribute to the depth of his teaching on the soul’s union with God.

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