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Saint John of the Cross (1542–1591)

Cruz, San Juan de la (St. John of the Cross). A Spanish mystic and poet (1542–91). He was a Carmelite friar, canonized in 1674. His prose-writings on the inner life won for him the title “The Ecstatic Doctor”; famous among them is ‘The Soul’s Darksome Night.’ His complete ‘Spiritual Works’ were first published in 1619, and in a 12th edition 1703.