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ST. JOHN OF THE CROSS - PRIEST AND DOCTOR OF THE CHURCH

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ST. JOHN OF THE CROSS - PRIEST AND DOCTOR OF THE CHURCH

John was born prematurely in 1542 and was given the kind of upbringing fate provided. He obtained his education at a Paupers' School. After that, he worked for seven years in a Hospital simultaneously frequenting a Jesuit School at Medina. At 21, he became a Carmelite and he followed the Ancient unmitigated rule of the Order in all its austerity and was Ordained a Priest for four years later.

At the pasuasion of St. Teresa of Avila, he did for the Carmelite Order of men what she was doing for the nuns. Thus, the first Reformed House for Discalced Friars was established at Duruelo on 28th November 1568, with the first three Friars taking their vows in "Surpassing poverty, austerity and favour"

The Reform caused much internal strife and passionate disagreements which led to his imprisonment for nine months, mistreated and slandered until his miraculous escape. It was precise during his incarceration that he had his greatest Spiritual illumination.

He died on 14th December 1591. He was Beatified in 1675 and Canonized in 1726.

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