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By St. John of the Cross, Kieran Kavanaugh, Otilio Rodriguez

The fourth centenary of the loss of life of St. John of the go encouraged this revised variation of the English translation of his writings. the result's an version that preserves the real that means of the good mystic's writings, offers them as in actual fact as attainable, and even as offers the reader the doctrinal and historic details that might bring about a deeper knowing and appreciation of the lessons of the paranormal medical professional. incorporated within the amassed Works are St. John's poetry, The Ascent of Mount Carmel, The darkish evening, The non secular Canticle, and The dwelling Flame of affection, in addition to his letters and different counsels. there's a common advent for the complete paintings and short, enlightening introductions for every particular paintings, explaining topic and constitution. improving those are the hot footnotes, word list of phrases, and index.

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The fourth centenary of the loss of life of St. John of the go encouraged this revised variation of the English translation of his writings. the result's an version that preserves the real that means of the nice mystic's writings, offers them as truly as attainable, and even as offers the reader the doctrinal and old details that would bring about a deeper knowing and appreciation of the lessons of the paranormal physician.

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Que bien se yo La Jonte que mana y corre, aunque es de noche. For I know well the spring that flows and runs, although it is night. 1 . Aquella eterna fon te esta escondida, 1 . That eternal spring is hidden, The Poetry 59 que bien se yo do tiene su man ida, aunque es de noche. for I know well where it has its nse, although it is night. 2. Su origen no lo se, pues no le tiene, mas se que todo origen de ella vtene, aunque es de noch. 2. I do not know its origin, nor has it one, but I know that every origin has come from it, although it is night.

Ia noche sosegada en par de los levantes de Ia aurora, Ia musica callada, Ia soledad sonora, Ia cena que recrea y enamora. 1 4. itude, the supper that refreshes, and deepens love. 1 5. Nuestro lecho florido, de cuevas de leones enlazado, en purpura tendido, de paz edificado, de mil escudos de oro coronado. 15. Our bed is in flower, bound round with linking dens of lions, hung with purple, built up in peace, and crowned with a thousand shields of gold. 16. A zaga de tu huella las j6venes discurren al camino, al toque de centella, al adobado vino, emisiones de balsamo divino.

Coplas del alma que pena por ver a Dios. Stanzas of the soul that suffers with longing to see God. Vivo sin vivir en mi y de tal manera espero, que muero porque no muero. I live, but not in myself, and I have such hope that I die because I do not die. 1 . En mi yo no vivo ya, y sin Dios vivir no puedo; pues sin el y sin mi quedo, este vivir c:que sera? Mil muertes se me hara, pues mi misma vida espero, muriendo porque no muero. 1 . I no longer live within myself and I cannot live without God, for having neither him nor myself what will life be?

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