December 14, 2010 Saint John of the Cross, priest and doctor of the Church
St. John of the Cross was a Spanish Carmelite priest and one of our greatest spiritual poets. Learn more about him and his writings from American Catholic.
From a Canticle by Saint John of the Cross:
"We must dig deeply in Christ. He is like a rich mine with many pockets containing treasures: however deep we dig we will never find their end or their limit. Indeed, in every pocket new seams of fresh riches are discovered on all sides."
Through the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ,
and the intercession of Saint John,
may we treasure the gifts of life which God have given us!
Reflect with Pope Benedict XVI on how St. John of the Cross lived the Gospel with love (
Bake enough Christmas cookies to share with neighbors, friends, and shut-ins.