John o the Cross

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Saunt John o the Cross
Releegious foonder, priest an Doctor o the Kirk
Fontiveros, Ávila, Spain
Dee'd14 December 1591(1591-12-14) (aged 49)
Úbeda, Jaén, Spain
Veneratit inCatholic Kirk
Anglican Communion[2]
Beatified25 Januar 1675 by Pape Clement X
Canonised27 December 1726 by Pape Benedict XIII
Major shrineTomb o Saunt John o the Cross, Segovia, Spain
Feast14 December
24 November (General Roman Calendar, 1738–1969)
PatronageContemplative 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).
  3. "Notable Lutheran Saints".
  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.