The Dark Night of the Soul by St. John of the Cross audiobook

The Dark Night of the Soul

By St. John of the Cross
Read by Peter Wickham

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5.48 Hours 1
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At the centre of The Dark Night of the Soul ( La noche oscura del alma ) is a poem written by the 16th-century Spanish poet and mystic St John of the Cross. Consisting of eight stanzas, each of five lines, the poem outlines the journey in pursuit of divine union, within which the only source of light comes from the soul. This recording in English includes the poem itself and St John’s two accompanying treatises (1584–5), essentially commentaries, which offer line-by-line explanations of the poem. Many modern readers have found guidance and consolation in this work.

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At the centre of The Dark Night of the Soul ( La noche oscura del alma ) is a poem written by the 16th-century Spanish poet and mystic St John of the Cross. Consisting of eight stanzas, each of five lines, the poem outlines the journey in pursuit of divine union, within which the only source of light comes from the soul. This recording in English includes the poem itself and St John’s two accompanying treatises (1584–5), essentially commentaries, which offer line-by-line explanations of the poem. Many modern readers have found guidance and consolation in this work.

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Author Bio: St. John of the Cross

Author Bio: St. John of the Cross

Saint John of the Cross (1542–1591) was a major figure of the Counter Reformation, a Spanish mystic, a Roman Catholic saint, a Carmelite friar, and a priest. He also wrote poetry, including “The Dark Night of the Soul” and “The Living Flame of Love.”

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Available Formats : CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Religion
Runtime: 5.48
Audience: Adult
Language: English