Tag: St. John of the Cross

Mortification and Pennance

Chapter XIII of the Ascent of Mount Carmel details extreme detachment guidelines for entering the dark night for preparing for communion or union with God. ¬†Complete detachment is impossible, however, God’s mercy and love can bypass the gap. I must do what I can, however, and not abuse my status as guest in God’s house. ¬†“In this detachment the spiritual soul finds its quiet … Read More Mortification and Pennance

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