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Suffering: the cross and the Dark Night

Healy, John J.

Suffering: the cross and the Dark Night

by Healy, John J.

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Published by [Carmelus commentarii ab Instituto Carmelitano editi] in [Rome] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • John of the Cross, -- Saint, -- 1542-1591,
  • Spiritual life -- Catholic Church.,
  • Suffering

  • Edition Notes

    StatementJack Healy.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination16 p.
    Number of Pages16
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL16000803M

    The dark night of the soul doesn't come at the beginning of one's journey to God. Traditionally, spiritual directors identify three primary stages (or ways) of growth in holiness. The first is the purgative way, where we break habits of vice, acquire habits of virtue and learn to live a . Thus begins what are called the “Knowledges of Suffering” or “The Dark Night of the Soul” (to use St. John of the Cross’ terminology). I consider this the entrance to the third vipassana jhana, though U Pandita considers this the entrance to the fourth vipassana jhana.

      Finally, my rambly life story aside, you may be interested in learning more about Mirabai Starr, a NM-based professor of comparative religion and mystic who rather synchronistically (a very dark and depressing synchronicity) received a copy of the book she’d published – her translation of St. John of the Cross’ “Dark Night of the Soul.   A Night of Love. I like to call the dark night a "night of love." The dark night is a night of love because it's a time in which we come to know and perceive our Beloved in a way we never have before. Our initial surrender to God usually comes before we understand what abandoning ourselves to His will really means.

    quotes have been tagged as cross: Dietrich Bonhoeffer: ‘Jesus Christ lived in the midst of his enemies. “To some, the image of a pale body glimmering on a dark night whispers of defeat. What good is a God who does not control his Son's suffering? The victory of his suffering love upon the Cross does not merely set me an example.   This interior state causes great suffering! Spiritual suffering—despite my good efforts it seems is if God is distant, that He does not really recognize me or for that matter really care for me. Saint Mother Teresa of Calcutta spent more than 40 years in this state of spiritual darkness; the mystics call this The Dark Night of the soul.


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The active night of the senses involves our own effort, supported by grace, to mortify the inordinate desires of the senses (St John of the Cross often uses the phrase, “mortification of the appetites”).All the things we outwardly or secretly love and desire, which prevent us from setting our hearts on God, like creature wealth and selfish sensual pleasures, need to be put to rest.

Dark Night of the Soul St. John of the Cross. 47 They are easy chapters to understand, and of great practical utility, comparable to those in the first book of the Ascent Dark Night Dark Night. Dark Night. Dark Night Dark Night. [[[[[The [[[[ Of File Size: KB.

Eleonore Stump's solution to the problem of suffering fails to show how God could be justified in permitting persons to suffer the dark night of the soul. In this article, I explain why and offer an amendment. I contend that a person who responds to the dark night in the right way experiences positive feedback between suffering and : Donald J.

Bungum. Get this from a library. Suffering and divine hiddenness in John of the Cross's Dark night of the soul. [Kara Wynn; Theological Research Exchange Network.]. St. John of the Cross’ message was both timeless and timely; on his feast day, it seems fitting for us to revisit the quiet courage of the myriad souls who are silently suffering this dark night and to offer words and prayers of hope for them, that they may forge ahead with the confidence that God remains intimately with them in their.

The Dark Night of the Soul: A Psychiatrist Explores the Connection Between Darkness and Spiritual Growth Paperback – February 1, by Gerald G. May (Author) out of 5 stars ratings. See all 7 formats and editions. Hide other formats and editions.

Audible Audiobook, Unabridged. $ Read with Our Free by: Dark Night of the Soul (Spanish: La noche oscura del alma) is a poem written by the 16th-century Spanish mystic and poet St.

John of the author himself did not give any title to his poem, on which he wrote two book-length commentaries: Ascent of Mount Carmel (Subida del Monte Carmelo) and The Dark Night (Noche Oscura.

It is important to note, however, that Dark Nights of the Soul, including Mother Teresa’s, are not purposeless suffering. John of the Cross, when he first articulated the concept, spoke of the night as a time to purify the soul, robbing it of its desire for earthly pleasures.

THE DARK NIGHT (cont): by St John of the Cross: Book Two: Ch 9. [Although this night darkens the spirit, it does so to give light.] 1. It remains to be said, then, that even though this happy night darkens the spirit, it does so only to impart light concerning all things; and even though it humbles individuals and reveals their miseries, it does so only to exalt them; and even though it.

Dark Nights of the Soul presents these metaphoric dark nights not as the enemy, but as times of transition, occasions to restore yourself, and transforming rites of passage, revealing an uplifting and inspiring new outlook on such topics as: • The healing power of melancholy • The sexual dark night and the mysteries of matrimonyCited by: The Works of Saint John of the Cross The three most noted poems of St.

John follow below. First is “The Dark Night of the Soul,” which is about the experience of spiritual desolation, of feeling abandoned and rejected by God, and why this is for some Christians a means by which God increases our faith in Him, and about the Christian walk.

this book is largely about the pain of the dark night of the soul. suffering is difficulty (definition) 2. suffering is neither here nor there. suffering is in what you do. (cause/solution) God does not cause suffering, rather suffering is in what we do.

it is not here nor there. not in earthquakes, pain, or death. suffering is in what 5/5(6). Paul of the Cross: Outstanding Example of the Reparative Character of the Night of the Spirit This article, which was published in the December issue of HPR, was translated from P.

Van Zeller, the wise author of Holiness for Housewives, maintains that you can understand the mystery of suffering only by means of the Passion of Christ. In this book, he explores the fourteen Stations of the Cross, plumbing the inner meanings of each in order to reveal why there has to be pain, and what you should do (and should not do) about : “The Dark Night of the Soul is not merely “having a bad day” or even week.

The Dark Night is a long, pervasive, and very dark experience. If you’re experiencing the Dark Night of the Soul, you will constantly carry around within you a sense of being lost. Suffering, recognising and eliminating the root cause of suffering, I've got it/I've lost it, St John of the Cross, unpeeling deeper layers of.

The fourth centenary of the death of St. John of the Cross inspired this revised edition of the English translation of his writings. The result is an edition that preserves the true meaning of the great mystic's writings, presents them as clearly as possible, and at the same time gives the reader the doctrinal and historical information that will lead to a deeper/5(42).

Out of suffering have emerged the strongest Souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars. At some point, most of us go through a phenomenon known as the Dark Night of the Soul. Although we try to run from it, it is still there. Although we try to cover it up and smother it, it is still there.

Although we try to put on a happy. What impresses me is the person’s response. Amidst the person’s questions about God’s silence in times of suffering, uncertainty, and confusion, a profession of faith and abandonment to God’s Will always follows.

To my mind, this person is experiencing what St. John of the Cross called the “dark night of the soul.”. In this series, Dr. Derek W.H. Thomas walks us through the book of Job and considers what the Bible says about our darkest moments. He addresses the difficult question of the relationship between God’s sovereignty and the existence of evil, sin, and suffering.

One dark night, fired with love's urgent longings—ah, the sheer grace!— I went out unseen, my house being now all stilled.

In darkness, and secure, by the secret ladder, disguised—ah, the. Suffering: Week 2. Summary: Sunday, October Friday, Octo The genius of Jesus’ ministry is that he reveals that God uses tragedy, suffering, pain, betrayal, and death itself (all of which are normally inevitable), not to punish us but, in fact, to bring us to God and to our True Self, which are frequently a simultaneous discovery.

Free Online Library: R.S. Thomas and the Dark Night of the Soul: song, suffering, and silence in a life of faith.(Critical essay) by "Renascence: Essays on Values in Literature"; Literature, writing, book reviews Poets Comparative analysis Works Religion and poetry Criticism and interpretation Religious poetry.