Saints similar to or like John of the Cross

Major figure of the Spanish Counter-Reformation, a mystic and Roman Catholic saint. Wikipedia

  • Teresa of Ávila

    Spanish noblewoman who chose a monastic life in the Catholic Church. A Carmelite nun, prominent Spanish mystic, religious reformer, author, theologian of the contemplative life and mental prayer, she earned the rare distinction of being declared a Doctor of the Church over four centuries after her death. Wikipedia

  • John of Ávila

    Spanish priest, preacher, scholastic author, and religious mystic, who has been declared a saint and Doctor of the Church by the Catholic Church. Called the "Apostle of Andalusia", for his extensive ministry in that region. Wikipedia

  • Fidelis of Sigmaringen

    Capuchin friar who was a major figure in the Counter-Reformation, and was martyred by his opponents at Seewis im Prättigau, now part of Switzerland. Canonized in 1746. Wikipedia

  • Catherine of Siena

    Mystic, activist, and author who had a great influence on Italian literature and the Catholic Church. Also a Doctor of the Church. Wikipedia

  • Padre Pio

    Friar, priest, stigmatist and mystic, now venerated as a saint in the Catholic Church. Given the name of Pius when he joined the Order of Friars Minor Capuchin. Wikipedia

  • John of St. Samson

    French Carmelite friar and mystic of the Catholic Church. Known as the soul of the Touraine Reform of the Carmelite Order, which stressed prayer, silence and solitude. Wikipedia

  • Peter Fourier

    French canon regular who is honored as a saint in the Roman Catholic Church. Exemplary pastor in the village of Mattaincourt in the Vosges. Wikipedia

  • Francis Solanus

    Spanish friar and missionary in South America, belonging to the Order of Friars Minor (the Franciscans), and is honored as a saint in the Roman Catholic Church. Born 10 March 1549 in Montilla, the third child of Mateo Sánchez Solano and Ana Jiménez. Wikipedia

  • Catherine of Genoa

    Italian Roman Catholic saint and mystic, admired for her work among the sick and the poor and remembered because of various writings describing both these actions and her mystical experiences. Member of the noble Fieschi family, and spent most of her life and her means serving the sick, especially during the plague which ravaged Genoa in 1497 and 1501. Wikipedia

  • Thomas Aquinas

    Italian Dominican friar, philosopher, Catholic priest, and Doctor of the Church. Also known within the latter as the Doctor Angelicus and the Doctor Communis. Wikipedia

  • Gemma Galgani

    Italian mystic, venerated as a saint in the Roman Catholic Church since 1940. She has been called the "Daughter of the Passion" because of her profound imitation of the Passion of Christ. Wikipedia

  • Joseph Oriol

    Spanish Roman Catholic priest now venerated as a saint in the Roman Catholic Church who is called the "Thaumaturgus of Barcelona". Beatified under Pope Pius VII on 5 September 1808 and Pope Pius X later canonized him as a saint on 20 May 1909. Wikipedia

  • Joseph of Cupertino

    Italian Conventual Franciscan friar who is honored as a Christian mystic and saint. Said to have been remarkably unclever, but prone to miraculous levitation and intense ecstatic visions that left him gaping. Wikipedia

  • Elizabeth of Hungary

    Princess of the Kingdom of Hungary, Landgravine of Thuringia, Germany, and a greatly venerated Catholic saint who was an early member of the Third Order of St. Francis, by which she is honored as its patroness. Married at the age of 14, and widowed at 20. Wikipedia

  • Francis de Sales

    Bishop of Geneva and is honored as a saint in the Catholic Church. He became noted for his deep faith and his gentle approach to the religious divisions in his land resulting from the Protestant Reformation. Wikipedia

  • Faustina Kowalska

    Polish Roman Catholic nun and mystic. Her apparitions of Jesus Christ inspired the Roman Catholic devotion to the Divine Mercy and earned her the title of "Secretary of Divine Mercy". Wikipedia

  • Vincent Ferrer

    Dominican mystics Valencian Dominican friar, preacher, who gained acclaim as a missionary and a logician. Wikipedia

  • Enrique de Ossó i Cervelló

    Spanish Catholic priest and the founder of the Society of Saint Teresa of Jesus. Educator and an able catechist and published several works on catechesis to that effect while also expressing a keen interest in the value of women and in Saint Teresa of Ávila to whom he dedicated his congregation to. Wikipedia

  • Francis Fasani

    Italian friar of the Order of Conventual Friars Minor who has been declared a saint by the Catholic Church. Friend of another Conventual friar, the Blessed Antonio Lucci. Wikipedia

  • Rose of Lima

    Member of the Third Order of Saint Dominic in Lima, Peru, who became known for both her life of severe asceticism and her care of the needy of the city through her own private efforts. Declared a saint by the Catholic Church, being the first person born in the Americas to be canonized as such. Wikipedia

  • Ignatius of Loyola

    Saint Ignatius of Loyola (Ignazio Loiolakoa; Ignacio de Loyola; Ignatius de Loyola; c. Spanish Basque Catholic priest and theologian, who co-founded the religious order called the Society of Jesus and became its first Superior General at Paris in 1541. Wikipedia

  • Francis Xavier

    Navarrese Catholic missionary who was a co-founder of the Society of Jesus. Companion of Saint Ignatius of Loyola and one of the first seven Jesuits who took vows of poverty and chastity at Montmartre, Paris, in 1534. Wikipedia

  • Father Damien

    Roman Catholic priest from Belgium and member of the Congregation of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary, a missionary religious institute. He won recognition for his ministry, which he lead from 1873 until his death in 1889, in the Kingdom of Hawaiʻi for people with leprosy (also known as Hansen's disease), who were required to live under a government-sanctioned medical quarantine on the island of Molokai, off the Kalaupapa Peninsula. Wikipedia

  • Saint Cajetan

    Italian Catholic priest and religious reformer, co-founder of the Theatines. Recognised as a saint in the Catholic Church, and his feast day is 7 August. Wikipedia

  • Angela of Foligno

    Italian Franciscan tertiary who became known as a mystic from her extensive writings about her mystical revelations. Due to the respect those writings engendered in the Catholic Church she became known as "Mistress of Theologians". Wikipedia

  • Peter Canisius

    Renowned Dutch Jesuit Catholic priest. He became known for his strong support for the Catholic faith during the Protestant Reformation in Germany, Austria, Bohemia, Moravia, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. Wikipedia

  • Jerome

    Latin Catholic priest, confessor, theologian, and historian, commonly known as Saint Jerome. Born at Stridon, a village near Emona on the border of Dalmatia and Pannonia. Wikipedia

  • Bernard of Clairvaux

    French abbot and a major leader in the reform of Benedictine monasticism that caused the formation of the Cistercian order. Sent to found a new abbey at an isolated clearing in a glen known as the Val d'Absinthe, about 15 km southeast of Bar-sur-Aube. According to tradition, Bernard founded the monastery on 25 June 1115, naming it Claire Vallée, which evolved into Clairvaux. There Bernard preached an immediate faith, in which the intercessor was the Virgin Mary." Wikipedia

  • Junípero Serra

    Roman Catholic Spanish priest and friar of the Franciscan Order who founded a mission in Baja California and the first nine of 21 Spanish missions in California from San Diego to San Francisco, in what was then Alta California in the Province of Las Californias, New Spain. Beatified by Pope John Paul II on September 25, 1988, in the Vatican City. Wikipedia


Sentences forJohn of the Cross

  • Wojtyła earned a licence in July 1947, passed his doctoral exam on 14 June 1948, and successfully defended his doctoral thesis titled Doctrina de fide apud S. Ioannem a Cruce (The Doctrine of Faith in St. John of the Cross) in philosophy on 19 June 1948.Pope John Paul II-Wikipedia
  • Spanish mysticism provided an important intellectual resource against Protestantism with Carmelites like Teresa of Ávila, a reformist nun and John of the Cross, a priest, taking the lead in their reform movement.Spain-Wikipedia
  • During the Renaissance the major plays are La Celestina and El Lazarillo de Tormes, while many religious literature was created with poets as Luis de León, San Juan de la Cruz, Santa Teresa de Jesús, etc.Spain-Wikipedia
  • Eliot draws upon the theology, art, symbolism and language of such figures as Dante, and mystics St. John of the Cross and Julian of Norwich.T. S. Eliot-Wikipedia
  • This is a supernatural union, over and above that natural union, of which St. John of the Cross says, "it must be known that God dwells and is present substantially in every soul, even in that of the greatest sinner in the world, and this union is natural."Monism-Wikipedia
  • Reform in Spain began in earnest in the 1560s, with the work of Teresa of Ávila, who, together with John of the Cross, established the Discalced Carmelites.Carmelites-Wikipedia

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