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December 2018

Feast of St. John of the Cross

December 14, 2018

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.

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