Definition of John of the Cross, St in English:

John of the Cross, St

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( 1542–91), Spanish mystic and poet; born Juan de Yepis y Alvarez. A Carmelite monk and priest, he joined with St Teresa of Ávila in founding the ‘discalced’ Carmelite order in 1568. Feast day, 14 December.

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