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Day 10, Thursday, May 28: Ubeda – Granada

Breakfast in the hotel, and depart towards Granada.

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Saint John of the Cross was Prior in Granada for many years and we will follow his steps in the city. 175 more words

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Day 9, Wednesday, May 27: Ubeda – Baeza - Beas de Segura - Ubeda

Breakfast in the hotel. We will spend the day visiting different places related to both Saints.

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Day 7, Monday, May 25: Toledo

Following breakfast, we will visit the Imperial City of Toledo where Saint John of the Cross was in prison by the Inquisition. Toledo sits on a rocky mound isolated on three sides by a looping gorge of the Río Tajo. 179 more words

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Day 5, Saturday, May 23: Avila – Alba de Tormes – Salamanca – Avila

Breakfast in the hotel.

In the morning we will do an excursion to the surroundings of Avila including a visit to the town of Alba de Tormes and the city of Salamanca. 259 more words

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Day 4, Friday, May 22: Avila – Segovia - Avila

After breakfast we will visit the town of Segovia.

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Segovia is the town where Saint John of the Cross is buried. 176 more words

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The Dark Journey

We May say that there are three reasons for which this journey made by the soul to union with God is called night.

· The first has to do with the point from which the soul goes forth, for it has gradually to deprive itself of desire for all the worldly things which it possessed, by denying them to itself; the which denial and deprivation are, as it were, night to all the senses of man.

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Self Denial

 

“To reach the supernatural bounds a person must depart from his natural bounds and leave self far off in respect to his interior and exterior limits in order to mount from a low state to the highest.”

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