John de Yepes joined the Carmelite friars in Medina del Campo, Spain, in 1563. After studying at Salamanca and ordination, John of the Cross joined some members of his convent in Durelo in 1568 to minister to the nuns of Teresa’s reformed order. They wore a habit of rough undyed wool and discarded their shoes. As a spiritual director and writer, he earned a reputation for deep holiness and for leading people into mystical experiences of prayer.
Feast of St. John of the Cross
December 14, 2021
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An event every year that begins at 12:00am on day 14 of December, repeating indefinitely