BK1 Chap 14 – 15 – The Ascent of Mt. Carmel by St. John of the Cross – Mp3 audio & Text Podcast

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BK1 Chap 14 – 15 – “The Ascent of Mt. Carmel” by St. John of the Cross

translated by David Lewis
read by Ed Humpal

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Book 1

The nature of the obscure night, the necessity of passing through it in order to attain to the divine union: and especially the obscure night of sense and desire, with the evils which these inflict on the soul.


In an obscure night,
With anxious love inflamed,
0, happy lot!
Forth unobserved I went,
My house being now at rest.

Chapter 14

Wherein is expounded the second line of the stanza.

With anxious love inflamed,

Chapter 15

Wherein are expounded the remaining lines of the aforementioned stanza.

. . . oh, happy chance! —
I went forth without being observed,
My house being 
now at rest.

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