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Translations of excerpts used from Saint John of the Cross are as follows:
Ascent of Mount Carmel, by Saint John of the Cross, translated by Allison Peers, Third Revised Edition, from the critical edition of P. SILVERIO DE SANTA TERESA, C.D.
Dark Night of the Soul, by Saint John of the Cross, translated by David Lewis, 1908.
Living Flame of Love, by Saint John of the Cross, translated by David Lewis, First Revised Edition, 1912.
Spiritual Canticle of the Soul and the Bridegroom Christ, by Saint John of the Cross, translated by David Lewis, 1908.
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Cover art: The Holy Trinity, by Antonio de Pereda y Salgado (1611-1678), Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest. Public domain via Wikimedia Commons.
To our Blessed Mother, the spiritual mother of all Carmelites. May she who was so deeply loved by Saint John of the Cross and Saint Teresa of Ávila, be loved also by each of us with a burning and divine love. May our hearts be set ablaze as we are overshadowed with the Holy Spirit in imitation of the Great Mother of God.
Mother Mary, pray for us. Saint John and Saint Teresa, pray for us. Jesus, I trust in You.