The Ascent of Mount Carmel by St. John of the Cross – Free Catholic Audiobook

Ascent of Mount Carmel (Spanish: Sascentofmountcarmelubida del Monte Carmelo) is a 16th-century spiritual treatise by Spanish Catholic mystic and poet Saint John of the Cross. The book is a systematic treatment of the ascetical life in pursuit of mystical union with Christ, giving advice and reporting on his own experience.

Written between 1578 and 1579 in Granada, Spain, after his escape from prison, the Ascent is illustrated by a diagram of the process outlined in the text of the Soul’s progress to the summit of the metaphorical Mount Carmel where God is encountered. The work is divided into three sections and is set out as a commentary on four poetic stanzas by John on the subject of the Dark Night. John shows how the Soul sets out to leave all worldly ties and appetites behind to achieve “nothing less than transformation in God”.

 

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One Response to The Ascent of Mount Carmel by St. John of the Cross – Free Catholic Audiobook

  1. Patricia Bradburn says:

    I am looking for an audio book of john of the cross poetry in Spanish, can anyone help?
    Patricia

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