Saints related to Patron-of-contemplative-life

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  • St. John of the Cross
    Born at Medina del Campo, Spain in 1542, St. John of the Cross became a Carmelite priest. Despite bitter opposition, he and St. Teresa of Avila worked to reform the Carmelite order. Gifted with highly mystical prayer, St. John of the Cross is considered a Doctor of mystical theology because of the profundity of his writings.
  • St. Mary Magdalene
    Christ cleansed St. Mary Magdalene of seven evil demons, which began her repentance and love for Christ. She is the woman who washed Jesus's feet with her tears and anointed them with expensive perfume. She is also the woman who went to the tomb and saw Jesus.