St John of the Cross completed this treatise on the necessary purifications endured in the spiritual life, in 1578. In this work, St John provides numerous insights into the spiritual darknesses experienced by many as they advance on the spiritual journey. His words provide insight and hope to hearts who might otherwise face discouragement and confusion on the road.

“The Path of Privation” provides a means of meditating on the essential teachings of “The Ascent of Mount Carmel”.

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From ICS Publications:
The Collected Works of St John Of The Cross

E. Allison Peers edition (public domain — hosted at CatholicFirst):
The Ascent of Mount Carmel

Sketch of The Ascent of Mount Carmel, by St John of the Cross (image hosted at )