Saint of the Day

St. John of the Cross (1542-1591)
John was a doctor of mystic theology, and the founde, of the Discalced Carmelites, along with St. Teresa of Avila. He served as the spiritual director and confessor for the entire convent under Teresa's rule. His mystic writings include The Ascent of Mount Carmel and The Dark Night of the Soul.

Reflections from the Saints

If you do not learn to deny yourself, you can make no progress in perfection.
– St. John of the Cross
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Life in Christ: Catechism #2527

"The Good News of Christ continually renews the life and culture of fallen man; it combats and removes the error and evil which flow from the ever-present attraction of sin. It never ceases to purify and elevate the morality of peoples. It takes the spiritual qualities and endowments of every age and nation, and with supernatural riches it causes them to blossom, as it were, from within; it fortifies, completes, and restores them in Christ."