Br. Geoffrey Tristram

Job 19:1-8

“He has walled up my way so that I cannot pass, and he has set darkness upon my paths.” (Job 19:8)

Today we give thanks to God for the life and witness of one of the greatest mystical theologians who ever lived – St. John of the Cross.  During my life as a Christian, a priest and a monk, whenever I have felt my life of prayer has become shallow or even empty, I have invariably found new life, hope and passion in John’s writings, and especially in such great poems as The Living Flame of Love and The Dark Night with its famous opening line, “En unanocheoscura.” Read More