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A Lenten Journey with Jesus Christ and St. John of the Cross

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Lenten Journey with Jesus Christ and St. John of the Cross

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A wonderful new Lenten devotional.

Inside this book you will find a short biography of St. John of the Cross, History of Lent, wisdom from St. John of the Cross on following Jesus, and more, along with readings and prayers for every single day of Lent, weekdays, and Sundays.

Rev. George Mangiaracina, O.C.D. has been a Discalced Carmelite friar since 1988 with the Discalced Carmelites of the Washington Province. He was ordained into the priesthood in 1993. He earned a Licentiate degree in Sacred Liturgy in 2001, and his doctorate degree in Sacred Liturgy from Sant’ Anselmo College in Rome, Italy in 2008. Fr. Mangiaracina has been an adjunct professor at Boston College, where he taught Exploring Catholicism. He has written several articles on the Sacred Liturgy. He was born in 1952, in Brooklyn, NY. Currently, he is a conventual member of the Monastery of the Espousal of Mary and Joseph in Brighton, MA.




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St. John of the Cross

St. John of the Cross Feast Day:
Roman Rite Calendar - 12/14
Tridentine Calendar - 11/24

Patron Of: Contemplative Life, Mystical Theology, Mystics, Spanish Poets

Also known as
    Doctor of Mystical Theology

    14 December
    formerly 24 November

    Born in poverty. Cared for the poor in the hospital in Medina. Lay Carmelite brother in 1563 at age 21, though he lived stricter than their Rule. Studied at Salamanca. Carmelite priest, ordained in 1567 at age 25. Persuaded by Saint Teresa of Avila to begin the Discalced or barefoot reform within the Carmelite Order, he took the name John of the Cross. Master of novices. Spiritual director and confessor at Saint Teresa's convent. His reforms did not set well with some of his brothers, and he was ordered to return to Medina. He refused, and was imprisoned at Toledo, Spain, escaping after nine months. Vicar-general of Andalusia. His reforms revitalized the Order. Great contemplative and spiritual writer. Proclaimed Doctor of the Church by Pope Pius XI on 24 August 1926.

    24 June 1542 at Fontiveros, Spain

    14 December 1591 at Ubeda, Andalusia, Spain; relics at Segovia

Name Meaning
    God is gracious; gift of God

    25 January 1675 by Pope Clement X

    27 December 1726 by Pope Benedict XIII

All information used with permission of the Patron Saint Index.

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