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John of the Cross – The Dark Night of the Soul – Book 1 – Chapter 4

[The imperfections of lust, the third capital vice, usually found in beginners.] 1. A number of these beginners have many more imperfections in each vice than those I am mentioning. But to avoid prolixity, I am omitting them and touching … Continue reading

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John of the Cross – The Dark Night of the Soul – Book 1 – Introduction

A treatise on the night of the senses One dark night, fired with love’s urgent longings – ah, the sheer grace! – I went out unseen my house being now all stilled. [Explanation] 1. In this first stanza, the soul … Continue reading

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