See also:Spanish mystic, was
See also:born at Ontiveros (Old
See also:Castile) on the 24th of
See also:June 1542 . He became a professed' Carmelite in 1564, and was ordained
See also:priest at Salamanca in 1567 . He met with much opposition in his efforts to introduce the reforms proposed by St
See also:Theresa, and was more than once imprisoned . His real name was Juan de Yepez y
See also:Alvarez; in religion he was known as Juan de
See also:San Matias till 1568, when he adopted the name of Juan de la Cruz . Broken by persecution, he was sent to the monastery of Ubeda, where he died in 1591; his Obras espiriluales were published posthumously in 1618 . He was beatified in 1674 and canonized on the 27th of
See also:December 1726 . The lofty symbolism of his
See also:prose is frequently obscure, but his lyrical verses are distinguished for their rapturous ecstasy and beauty of expression . Some of his poems have been translated with
See also:great success by Arthur Symons in Images of
See also:Good and Evil; the most convenient edition of his
See also:works, which have been frequently reprinted, is that contained in vol. xvi. of the Biblioteca de autores espanoles .
JOHN OF SALISBURY (c. 1115-1180)
JOHN PHILIP KEMBLE (1757-1823)
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