St. John of the Cross is one of the founders of the Discalced Carmelites and today is one of their principal feast days. I wish all my Discalced Carmelite friends a very happy feast day!
"If you do not learn to deny yourself, you can make no progress in perfection."
"Where there is no love, pour love in and you will draw love out."
"In detachment, the spirit finds quiet and repose for coveting nothing."
"To be taken with love for a soul, God does not look on its greatness, but the greatness of its humility."
"Live in the world as if only God and your soul were in it; then your heart will never be made captive by any earthly thing."
~St. John of the Cross