John o the Cross

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Saunt John o the Cross
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Releegious foonder, priest an Doctor o the Kirk
Born 1542[1]
Fontiveros, Ávila, Spain
Dee'd 14 December 1591(1591-12-14) (aged 49)
Úbeda, Jaén, Spain
Veneratit in Catholic Kirk
Anglican Communion[2]
Lutheranism[3]
Beatified 25 Januar 1675 by Pape Clement X
Canonised 27 December 1726 by Pape Benedict XIII
Major shrine Tomb o Saunt John o the Cross, Segovia, Spain
Feast 14 December
24 November (General Roman Calendar, 1738–1969)
Patronage Contemplative life; contemplatives; mystical theology; mystics; Spaingie poets[4]

John o the Cross (Spaingie: San Juan de la Cruz; 1542[1] – 14 December 1591), Carmelite friar an priest o Marrano oreegin, is a major feegur o the Spaingie Coonter-Reformation, a mystic an Roman Catholic saunt.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 The day is unkent. The pairish registers war destroyed bi a fire in 1546, an the anerly serious evidence is an inscription on the font in the kirk, datit 1689. Midsimmer Day is whiles citit as the date o John's birth, but syne this is an aw the Feast o St John the Baptist, this mey semply be conjectur. See E Allison Peers, Spirit of Flame: A Study of St John of the Cross, (London: SCM Press, 1943), p. 11.
  2. "Holy Men and Holy Women" (PDF). Churchofengland.org. 
  3. "Notable Lutheran Saints". Resurrectionpeople.org. 
  4. In 1952, the Spaingie Naitional Meenistry for Eddication named him Patron Saunt o Spaingie poets. The same meenistry repeatitly authorised an appruived the inclusion o John's writins amang the canon o Spaingie writers.