St. John was born, probably in 1540, in Fontiveros, near Avila in Spain.
As Saint John says - in order to arrive at the All which is God, it is necessary that man should give all of himself, not like a slave but inspired by love.
Canonized by Pope Benedict XIII on 27th December 1726, he was proclaimed a doctor of the Church by Pius XI on 24th August 1926.
Read pdf here (67 KB) "Who is St. John of the Cross for Me?", by Sister Hernalyn U. Rebuton, INSC.
Watch here the Interview with Dr. John D. Love, S.T.D., on the relevance of St. John's today.
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