John o the Cross

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.

Saunt John o the Cross
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Releegious foonder, priest an Doctor o the Kirk
Born1542[1]
Fontiveros, Ávila, Spain
Dee'd14 December 1591(1591-12-14) (aged 49)
Úbeda, Jaén, Spain
Veneratit inCatholic Kirk
Anglican Communion[2]
Lutheranism[3]
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]

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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.