Be Still The Chichester Contemplative Prayer Group

Be Still ... Exploring silent prayer in the Christian tradition

Saturday 16th March 2019 St John of the Cross

Dr Roy Norton, lecturer at Oxford University, specialising in the literature and religious culture of sixteenth- and seventeenth-century Spain.

This study day looked at the life and spirituality of the Spanish mystic, St John of the Cross including St John’s teaching on prayer, the stages along the path to what he calls “perfection”;  St John’s wonderful poems, through which he attempted to express the ineffable – his experience of God;  and St John’s life, including his relationship with St Teresa of Avila.