December 14

Memorial of Saint John of the Cross, Priest and Doctor of the Church

An image of St. John of the Cross, whose feast day is December 14. CNS image.Read

St. John of the Cross, whom we honor today, was known for his deep spirituality and compassion.


"We must dig deeply in Christ. He is like a rich mine with many pockets containing treasures: however deep we dig we will never find their end or their limit. Indeed, in every pocket new seams of fresh riches are discovered on all sides." —St. John of the Cross


This prayer is based on Pope Francis's recent Apostolic Exhortation Gaudete et Exsultate. 


With 10 days left in this Advent journey, take time to think about your spiritual preparation for Christmas. What more can you do?