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John of the Cross – The Dark Night of the Soul – Book 1 – Chapter 5

[The imperfections of the capital vice of anger into which beginners fall.] 1. Because of the strong desire of many beginners for spiritual gratification, they usually have many imperfections of anger. When the delight and satisfaction procured in their spiritual … Continue reading

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Dylan Thomas – Do not go gentle into that good night

Do not go gentle into that good night Do not go gentle into that good night, Old age should burn and rave at close of day; Rage, rage against the dying of the light. Though wise men at their end … Continue reading

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John of the Cross and Dark Night of the Soul

16th century Spanish poet, Roman Catholic mystic and Carmelite priest, Saint John of the Cross, wrote the poem Dark Night of the Soul and latera treatise┬ácommenting on the poem. It was written while John of the Cross was imprisoned by … Continue reading

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