The Living Flame Of Love

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Saint John of the Cross 1542-1591. O living flame of love that tenderly wounds my soul in its deepest center! Since now you are not oppressive, now consummate! if it be your will: tear through the veil of this sweet encounter! O sweet cautery, O delightful wound! O gentle hand! … Read More

Love’s Living Flame

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Jesus with open arms welcoming you

Saint John of the Cross 1542-1591. O Love’s living flame, Tenderly you wound My soul’s deepest center! Since you no longer evade me, Will you, please, at last conclude: Rend the veil of this sweet encounter! O cautery so tender! O pampered wound! O soft hand! O touch so delicately … Read More

The Dark Night

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artistic image of kid on a boat with stormy weather

Saint John of the Cross 1542-1591. One dark night,fired with love’s urgent longings– ah, the sheer grace! –I went out unseen,my house being now all stilled. In darkness, and secure,by the secret ladder, disguised,– ah, the sheer grace! –in darkness and concealment,my house being now all stilled. On that glad … Read More