St. Maravillas of Jesus was a saint that stayed calm under horrible times during the Spanish Civil War. On December 11, 1974, whilst repeating “What joy to die a Carmelite” she experienced a peaceful death in the Carmel of La Aldehuela, Madrid, one of the many Carmels she founded.
(St. John of the Cross painted by St. Therese’s sister, Mother Agnes (Pauline)
Prayer to St. John of the Cross For His Intercession
O glorious St. John of the Cross, through a pure desire of being like Jesus crucified, you longed for nothing so eagerly as to suffer, to be despised, and to be made little of by all; and your thirst after sufferings was so burning that your noble heart rejoiced in the midst of the cruelest torments and afflictions. Grant, I beseech you, O dear Saint, by the glory which your many sufferings have gained for you, to intercede for me and obtain from God for me a love of suffering, together with strength and grace to bear with firmness of mind all the trials and adversities which are the sure means to the happy attainment of all that awaits me in heaven. Dear Saint, from your most…
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LITANY OF ST. JOHN OF THE CROSS
Lord, have mercy on us.
Christ, have mercy on us.
Lord, have mercy on us. Christ hear us.
Christ, graciously hear us.
God the Father of Heaven, Have mercy on us.
God the Son, Redeemer of the world, Have mercy on us.
God the Holy Ghost, Have mercy on us.
Holy Trinity, one God, Have mercy on us.
Holy Mary, Mother of God, Pray for us.
Queen and Beauty of Carmel, Pray for us.
Saint John of the Cross, Pray for us.
St. John, our glorious Father, Pray for us.
Beloved child of Mary, the Queen of Carmel, Pray for us.
Fragrant flower of the garden of Carmel, Pray for us.
Admirable possessor of the spirit of Elias, Pray for us.
Foundation stone of the Carmelite Reform, Pray for us.
Spiritual son, and beloved Father of St. Teresa, Pray for us.
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Fr. Joachim, of the Franciscans of the Immaculate on the life of St. John of the Cross, Doctor of the Church, how he had early mystical and miraculous experiences, entered religious life, started a reform of the Carmelites which resulted in many persecutions and wrote many classic spiritual books.
St. John of the Cross teaches us to find delight in spiritual things and to wean ourselves from the delights of the world. The depths of his insights on mystical prayer have earned him the title of Doctor of the Church.
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All Saints of the Seraphic Order (Feast)
O immaculate Virgin Mary, Mother of our Lord Jesus and our Mother