Tuesday, December 14, 2010

St John of the Cross, pray for us

St John of the Cross
Anonymous artist 17th Century

Quotations from St John of the Cross

If you wish to attain holy recollection, you will do so not by receiving but by denying.

Although you perform many works, if you do not deny your will and submit yourself, losing all solicitude about yourself and your affairs, you will not make progress.

Love consists not in feeling great things but in having great detachment and in suffering for the Beloved.

Prayer by St John of the Cross

O blessed Jesus,
give me stillness of soul in You.
Let Your mighty calmness reign in me.
Rule me, O King of Gentleness,
King of Peace.


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