John o the Cross
John o the Cross (Spaingie: San Juan de la Cruz; 1542 – 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.
|Saunt John o the Cross|
|Releegious foonder, priest an Doctor o the Kirk|
Fontiveros, Ávila, Spain
|Dee'd||14 December 1591 (aged 49)|
Úbeda, Jaén, Spain
|Veneratit in||Catholic Kirk|
|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|
24 November (General Roman Calendar, 1738–1969)
|Patronage||Contemplative life; contemplatives; mystical theology; mystics; Spaingie poets|
- 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.
- "Holy Men and Holy Women" (PDF). Churchofengland.org.
- "Notable Lutheran Saints". Resurrectionpeople.org.
- 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.