St. John of the Cross
November 24, 2021
An event every year that begins at 12:00am on day 24 of November, repeating indefinitely
St. John of the Cross was the great ally of St. Teresa, whose feast is on October 15, in the reform of the Carmelites; he introduced the primitive observance among the friars as she did among the nuns. For this reason he was subject to great persecution. He was a man of complete self-renunciation, great love of the Cross and profound spirit of prayer; his mystical writings have made him the Doctor of the contemplative life. He died in 1591. Pius XI proclaimed him a Doctor of the Church in 1926.