Saint John of the Cross - Doctor of the Church (1542-1591).
One day he was praying Our Lord an interior voice said to him: “You will enter a religious Order, whose primitive fervor you will restore.” He was twenty-one years old when he entered Carmel. His disciplines were so cruel that his blood flowed in abundance. He was proclaimed a Doctor of the Church in 1926 by Pope Pius XI.
Text: CiaoNapoli.com - Picture: Santiebeati.it