Following Mary’s example, the contemplative is a person centred in God. (VDQ 10)

John of the Cross: His message

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In a secularized world where the ambiguity of the progress is becoming obvious, the human being needs a certitude which does not exist by itself, but it must always be newly reconquered in an individual and communitary way. The free compliance with the good does never exist simply in itself, it needs always the new and painful research of each generation, of each human being. (cf. Benedictus XVI. Spe Salvi). Today's men and women lost in the technology and the science find in Saint John of the Cross the possibility of meeting with the Absolute.

The humankind's present nostalgia finds its echo in the cry of Saint John of the Cross:

Where have you hidden,
Beloved, and left me moaning?
You fled like the stag
After wounding me;
I went out calling You, and You were gone.

C. 1

The message of Saint John of the Cross is this strong love of God who does not abandon us. We need unconditional love and certitude that make us say: For I am certain of this: neither death nor life, no angel, no prince, nothing that exists, nothing still to come, not any power, or height or depth, nor any created thing, can ever come between us and the love of God made visible in Christ Jesus our Lord.” ( Rom. 8: 38-39)

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