Translated by Father Kieran Kavanaugh, O.C.D., and Father Otilio Rodriguez, O.C.D. Interest in the writings of St. John of the Cross has never been higher than it is today. The spirituality of our Holy Father, Pope John Paul II, is based on St. John of the Cross. St. John wrote with the intention of teaching souls the dynamics of growth in union with God. He charted the course they must follow to achieve divine intimacy, beginning with the first feeble steps and eventually reaching a perfect union.
Here in one book are the major and minor works of St. John as well as a fascinating biography indicating that St. John, who was a Carmelite, was chosen by St. Teresa of Avila as her personal confessor and spiritual director. The major works of St. John of the Cross included in this book are The Dark Night of the Soul, The Ascent of Mt. Carmel, The Living Flame of Love and The Spiritual Canticle. A special drawing of Christ Crucified that St. John saw in a vision is also featured.
Against the background of Carmelite tradition the translator's scholarly efforts have presented the true meaning and vitality of the Saint's message and have made it live on with the freshness of a true classic, reflecting the spiritual genius of St. John. Understandable and inspiring!
Softcover: 814 pages