John of the Cross

Saint John of the Cross was arguably the greatest poet that Spain has ever known. In this unique example of Catholic drama, Leonardo Defilippis presents a warmly moving portrait of a man totally in love with God. Not only is this production a profound... read more

The Story

John was born in 1542 in Fontiveros, Old Castile, Spain. The son of poor weavers, he worked for several years as a servant to the director of a hospital. He attended a Jesuit college and even from his youth, John displayed an understanding of the value of suffering for the love of Christ. At the... read more