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NEWSLETTER INSERT - INSPIRING QUOTES FROM ST JOHN OF THE CROSS



‘At the incarnation, Jesus took on our human nature and elevated it in the beauty of God, and consequently all creatures, since in human nature he was united with them all’.

Spiritual Canticle, 5.4.


‘God does not place his grace and love in the soul except according to its desire and love’.

Spiritual Canticle, 11.3.


‘God engages the soul through spiritual affection. Through spiritual affection, God refreshes, delights and gladdens the soul’.

Spiritual Canticle, 13.12.


‘There is much to fathom in Christ, for He is like an abundant mine with many recesses of treasure, so that however deep individuals may go, they never reach the end or bottom but rather in every recess find new veins with new riches everywhere’.

Spiritual Canticle, 37.4.


‘The Blessed Trinity inhabits the soul by divinely illuminating its intellect with the wisdom of the Son, delighting its will in the Holy Spirit and absorbing it powerfully and mightily in the unfathomed embrace of the Father’s sweetness’.

Living Flame, 1.15.

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