John of the Cross: Poet and Mystic

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John of the Cross: Poet and Mystic

  • Aquinas Chair in Catholic Theology Emeritus, Saint Mary’s College, Notre Dame
15 Lectures (6 CDs) Including Electronic Study Guide
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St. John of the Cross is one of the most inspiring figures in the history of Christianity: a saint of profound faith, a compelling mystic, and an immensely gifted poet. Now, you can explore his life, teachings, writings, and reflections with a leading Carmelite expert.

John of the Cross is perhaps the most famous of the incredibly faithful group of Christians known as mystics. A gentle and compassionate figure, John was not only a Carmelite priest but an eloquent poet and author as well.

Under the guidance of leading Carmelite spirituality expert Prof. Keith J. Egan (Ph.D., University of Cambridge), you will explore the life and works of St. John of the Cross. In doing so, you will understand the rich history of the Christian mystical tradition. As you encounter St. John of the Cross through his writings, you will gain a deep appreciation for this great mystic and Doctor of the Church who aimed to inspire Christians to pray and love as God intended. 

In this series, you will meet the young Juan de Yepes, who, raised by a single mother and taught by the Jesuits, eventually came to be a Carmelite known as John of the Cross. John’s conversion is a powerful story of doubt, passion, struggle, and ultimately enduring faith.

As you encounter the deepest hopes, fears, and emotions of St. John of the Cross, you will come to know personally this Carmelite friar whose example continues to inspire us.


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Topic Titles
Topic Titles
  • The Weaver’s Son
  • John of the Cross Becomes a Carmelite
  • The Encounter with Teresa of Avila
  • John and Teresa Collaborate on Reform
  • John of the Cross: Prisoner
  • John of the Cross: Escapee
  • John of the Cross: Spiritual Guide
  • John of the Cross: Sojourn in Andalusia
  • John of the Cross: Poet
  • Love is as Strong as Death
  • The Dark Night According to John of the Cross
  • From the Search for the Hidden Christ to the Manifestation of Christ’s Beauty
  • “How Gently and Lovingly You Awake in my Heart”
  • How to Read John of the Cross
  • John of the Cross Prays Matins in Heaven
About Your Presenter

Keith J. Egan is the former President of the Carmelite Institute (2007—2012) and the current Aquinas Chair in Catholic Theology Emeritus at Saint Mary’s College, where, in 1984, he founded the college’s Center for Spirituality. Dr. Egan’s doctorate is from the University of Cambridge, England. He lectures widely and has published extensively on Christian spirituality and mysticism as well as on Carmelite spirituality to audiences in North America, Ireland, England and Rome. Dr. Egan has been a charter lecturer of the North American Carmelite Forum and a corresponding fellow of the Institutum Carmelitanum in Rome.

 Praise for Professor Keith J. Egan

“I found Keith Egan’s tapes on Teresa easy to grasp, a summons to further study, and most of all a firm but gentle invitation to deeper prayer. Particularly, I loved his concise yet profound explanation of Teresa’s Prayer of Recollection.”
– Fr. Tracy O'Sullivan, O. Carm., Pastor Emeritus, St. Raphael Parish, Los Angeles

“In our formation classes for new members, we have used Prof. Keith Egan’s DVDs of Come, Pray with Carmel. We have found his lectures perfect for...

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Customer Reviews (0)
Summer Survey: July 2017
The speaker is clear and precise and can understand him nicely. I also like the study guide very much. What you may miss in the lecture is found in the study guide. Review by Anonymous (Posted on 7/10/2017)
Spring Survey: April 2017
Best lecturer ever! Review by Anonymous (Posted on 4/3/2017)
2015 Spring Survey
John of the cross was well presented, using authentically Catholic information and a reputable and knowledgeable speaker. Sadly, other audio cd's I have purchased have been addressed by speakers who reference dissenters as source info and I found them to be liberal and too new agey for my taste. Review by Bernadette Claveau, Spring Hill, Florida (Posted on 5/20/2015)
Dr. Egan provided an excellent introduction to John of the Cross and will now go back again and read John of the Cross' writing with new lenses. Review by Hermit (Posted on 4/7/2014)
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