Dark Night of the Soul by Saint John of the Cross (Illustrated):
— A Catholic Classic by a Doctor of the Church!
— Includes a Biography of Saint John of the Cross, Preface and Introduction
— Includes an Index and Active Table of Contents
Publisher: A Paperback Edition is available:
A spiritual classic, Dark Night of the Soul was written by a 16th-century Spanish poet and Roman Catholic mystic, Saint John of the Cross. The treatise is a theological commentary on a poem, explaining its meaning by stanza.
Saint John of the Cross' poem narrates the journey of the soul from its bodily home to its union with God. The journey is called "The Dark Night", because darkness represents the hardships and difficulties the soul meets in detachment from the world and reaching the light of the union with the Creator.