Category Archives: Beloved

John of the Cross – The Dark Night of the Soul – The Poem

The Poem: 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! … Continue reading Continue reading

Posted in abandoned, Beloved, book, Books, Dark Night of the Soul, heart, John of the Cross, love, lover, Mysticism, Mystics, poem, Poetry and Songs, senses, Spirituality, wounded | Tagged , , | Comments Off on John of the Cross – The Dark Night of the Soul – The Poem

A Short and Easy Method of Prayer – Chapter 20

Of Self-Annihilation Supplication and sacrifice are comprehended in prayer, which, according to S. John, is “an incense, the smoke whereof ascendeth unto God;” therefore it is said in the Apocalypse that “unto the Angel was given much incense, that he … Continue reading Continue reading

Posted in adoration, angel, annihilation, ascend, Beloved, Bethlehem, blessing, Books, Canticles, carnal, corrupt, creation, creature, dead, Ecclesiastes, evangelical, everlasting life, fire, frankincense, fullness, glory, God, honour, humble, incense, joy, Kingdom, Lectio Divina, life, living water, Lord, love, Master, Matthew, melting, myrrh, Mysticism, Mystics, pearl, power, Prayer, Presence of God, price, purity, saints, self-annihilation, smoke, Soul, sovereignty, Spiritual Practices, surrender, truth | Tagged , , | Comments Off on A Short and Easy Method of Prayer – Chapter 20