John of the Cross, Doctor of the Church, mystic, acclaimed Spanish poet, was a close collaborator of Teresa of Avila in reforming the Carmelite Order in the 16th century. Then, as now, at a time of political upheaval in Church and country, John looked at life events and nature as movement by the Spirit. His poetry speaks of his deep mystical experiences. A skilled spiritual director, in his prose writings and letters he gives practical advice on ways to reach union with God and emphasizes the importance of experienced guides to show us the road. His words and teachings are very relevant today.
In this two-part presentation, we will look at his life, his poetry, and his advice for those seeking God in a world in turmoil. The sessions will also feature meditative readings of John of the Cross' poetry in Spanish and English & meditative harp music. Both sessions will be recorded and made available to attendees.
This program is being offered free of charge.
Free will donations are welcome.
John of the Cross- Poet, Mystic, Spiritual Guide
August 22 and August 29, 2020
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (pacific time) via zoom
Presenter: Oliva M. Espín
- Download Selected Poems of John of the Cross for the presentation
- Annotated Bibliography related to John of the Cross