Monday, December 14, 2009

Third Monday of Advent, St. John of the Cross, December 14






What we need most in order to make progress
is to be silent before this great God
with our appetite and with our tongue,
for the language he best hears is silent love.

St John of the Cross, OCD

4 comments:

Gardenia said...

I was reading about St. John of the Cross. He made many crucifixes by hand and hung them in his room. He was devoted to the image of the crucifix, and saw it as a reminder of the sacrifice we should make and that we should not ask Christ to remove our crosses that we bear.

Micki said...

Gardenia - Wow....I never knew that. Thank you for sharing this information. I hope others appreciate learning more about St. John of the Cross also.

Meldelen said...

Why are words written in Arab at this icon? He was Spanish, not Arab.

Micki said...

Meldelen - I don't know. Interesting question.