Poetry of St John of the Cross


Read by Ed Humpal

(4.9 stars; 21 reviews)

The poems of St John of the Cross, with their mystic depth and spiritual ecstasy, stand among the world's great poems of Divine Love in all traditions. St John is one of the Roman Catholic Doctors of the Church, was a reformer of the Carmelite Order, and co-founder with St Teresa of Avila of the Discalced Carmelites. Teresa invited John to follow her, and in the protocols of the times, also became her Spiritual Director and Confessor. Many of their individual works could be considered the products of their mutual support and inspiration. - Summary by Ed Humpal (1 hr 13 min)

Chapters

The Dark Night 2:12 Read by Ed Humpal
Song of the Soul and It's Bridegroom 13:53 Read by Ed Humpal
The Living Flame of Love 1:21 Read by Ed Humpal
A Soul Longing for the Vision of God 3:14 Read by Ed Humpal
Ecstasy of Contemplation 4:41 Read by Ed Humpal
God the Supreme Good 5:05 Read by Ed Humpal
Song of the Soul Rejoicing in the Knowledge of God by Faith 2:03 Read by Ed Humpal
Song of Christ and the Soul 1:32 Read by Ed Humpal
The Most Holy Trinity, & The Communication of the Three Persons 3:50 Read by Ed Humpal
The Creation 4:25 Read by Ed Humpal
The Desires of the Holy Fathers 2:36 Read by Ed Humpal
The Incarnation & The Nativity 4:23 Read by Ed Humpal
Super Flumina Babylonis 3:14 Read by Ed Humpal
Three Songs: The Soul's Craving, The Exiled Soul, & Desolation 7:59 Read by Ed Humpal
The Dark Night (II) & O Sweet Dark Night 7:05 Read by Ed Humpal
The Soul's Desire to Be with Christ & Ecstasy 5:56 Read by Ed Humpal

Reviews

Amazingly Beautiful and Yet a Translation

(5 stars)

I'm amazed at how beautiful this translation sounds in some ways even able to rival the original Spanish text