Retreat Audio Recording
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In this one-day retreat we followed Saint John of the Cross as he guides us through the dark night in which we come to a profound experience of God’s presence in our lives. Time was given for brief periods of shared silent prayer and discussion of the themes presented.Themes explored in the conferences include:
- Three signs by which we can discern we are being led by God into the dark night. (Ascent of Mount Carmel Bk II, chapters 13-14).
- The passive night that purifies beginners from , from hindrances to divine union (The Dark Night).
- The dark night of the senses (Ascent, Bk I).
- The dark night of the faith (Ascent Bk II).
- The distilled essence of these teachings (Ascent, Bk I, chapter 13).
- The light of divine love that begins to shine in the dark night in which we are being transformed by God into God through love. (The Spiritual Canticle and the Living Flame of Love).
No reading is necessary prior to listening to the retreat. For those who wish to do some reading, James has included the sections in the works of the saint and specific chapters that correspond to the themes explored in each conference.There are two translations of the works of Saint John of the Cross available in English;Kieran Kavanaugh & Otillio Rodriguez (trans). The Collected Works of Saint John of the Cross. ICS Publications, Institute of Carmelite Studies, 1991. (this single volume contains all the writings, including the poetry and a commentary and outline of each the saints works).Allison Peers has translated the complete works of Saint John of the Cross that have each been released in several paperback editions.