Benedictine Retreat: The Dark Night of the Soul: St John of the Cross, 11-13 Oct 2019

Benedictine Retreat: The Dark Night of the Soul: St John of the Cross, 11-13 Oct 2019

Led by Abbot John Herbert, osb St. John of the Cross was a Spanish mystic of the 16th Century, whose best known work is The...

Vendor :New Norcia

Type :Tours and Tickets

$250.00

Led by Abbot John Herbert, osb

St. John of the Cross was a Spanish mystic of the 16th Century, whose best known work is The Dark Night of the Soul. The difficult spiritual classic explores an ‘apophatic’ or imageless approach to God, where the sacred is often experiences as a deep darkness, and the soul’s journey towards God progresses through ‘spiritual dryness’ and a series of seeming losses of consolations and insights. This retreat will immerse participants into the via negativa- the approach to the Divine Radiance through the apparent darkness of suffering and doubt.