To come to be what you are not
you must go by a way in which you are not.

– St John of the Cross







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First know the kingdom of heaven. Take up your cross, lose yourself. Renounce self daily. Take nothing for the journey: neither staff, nor haversack, nor bread, nor money; and let none of you take a spare tunic. Do not to worry about your life and what you are to eat, nor about your body and … Continue reading annihilated

the cross

In contemplation you learn to abandon and forget your own self, after the teaching of Christ in the Gospel, who said: “If any want to become my followers, let them deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me.” Wait on the grace of the Lord and hear what he says: “ If … Continue reading the cross


All that lies around us is false and vain. All the affairs of the world are but shadows, yet we still persist in looking at them as if they had an intrinsic value and reality. The result is that everything remains a riddle to us and we behave like fools. What we should do is … Continue reading phantasmagoria

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