Monday, April 4, 2011, 9:30 AM - 12:00 AM
Movie: John of the Cross
Here is the intriguing story of the greatest poet Spain has ever known.
Saint John of the Cross (1542-1591) joined the great Teresa of Avila in a renewal of the
Carmelite order during the Golden Age of Spain. John is seen in his poverty-stricken
childhood, and then as a young friar who becomes the leader of the reform with Teresa.
As the tension of the drama heightens, he is kidnapped by his own religious brothers and
imprisoned in a closet for nine tortuous months. It is there that he composes much of
his immortal poetry, and enters into a mystical union with God. His story will speak to all who
long for peace and prayer in their turbulent lives.