"There is nothing which gives greater security to our actions, or more effectually cuts the snares the devil lays for us, than to follow another person’s will, rather than our own, in doing good."

St Philip Neri

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"For what would it profit us to know the whole Bible by heart and the principles of all the philosophers if we live without grace and the love of God?"

Thomas á Kempis

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"Whom do you seek, friend, if you seek not God? Seek him, find him, cleave to him; bind your will to his with bands of steel and you will live always at peace in this life and in the next."

St Alphonsus de Liguori

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St John of the Cross (1542-1591)  -   Carmelite and Doctor of the Church

 
ASCENT OF MOUNT CARMEL

By St John of the Cross, OCD

Introductions to Ascent of Mount Carmel

ASCENT OF MOUNT CARMEL

by
Saint John of the Cross
DOCTOR OF THE CHURCH
THIRD REVISED EDITION

Translated and edited,
with a General Introduction, by
E. ALLISON PEERS

from the critical edition of
P. SILVERIO DE SANTA TERESA, C.D.


NIHIL OBSTAT: CEORGIVS SMITH, S.T.D., PH.D.

CENSOR DEPVTATVS

IMPRIMATVR: E. MORROGH BERNARD

VICARIVS GENERALIS

WESTMONASTERII: DIE XXIV SEPTEMBRIS MCMLII



TO THE

DISCALCED CARMELITES OF CASTILE,

WITH ABIDING MEMORIES OF THEIR HOSPITALITY AND KINDNESS

IN MADRID, AVILA AND BURGOS,

BUT ABOVE ALL OF THEIR DEVOTION TO

SAINT JOHN OF THE CROSS,

I DEDICATE THIS TRANSLATION