Catholic Saints & Christian Mystics

The Catholic tradition holds a rich and oft times dark history which has given rise to some of the most well known names is Christian Mysticism. The eloquence at which some of their views have been passed down leads to this section of

Rather than reinvent the wheel we will let some of those voices from the past best say what they have already best said...

Teresa of Avila (Christian Mystics Blog Article St. Teresa of Avila)
One of the best loved of all the mystics, Teresa's story is unique. Her insights into the mystical process, have served as inspiration and guide to many...

Augustine of Hippo (Christian Mystics Blog Article St. Augustine)
Augustine developed his own approach to philosophy and theology, His thoughts profoundly influenced the medieval worldview and are still relevant today.

Bernard of Clairvaux (Christian Mystics Blog Article St. Bernard of Clairvaux)
Bernard of Clairvaux, O.Cist (1090 – August 20, 1153) was a French abbot and the primary builder of the reforming Cistercian order.

John Cassian (by: Steve Schrader)
It seems to me that many Christians living in the post-modern world are in search of a “contemplative exegesis”(1), an understanding of biblical and other holy texts that leads to the “experience” of God, rather than merely intellectual knowledge “about” God…

Maximus the Confessor (by: Steve Schrader)
If you are familiar with the “Philokalia”, then you have probably come across the writings of St. Maximus the Confessor (580-662). Though not well known in the West, his innovative theological treatises, Christological doctrine and suggestions for living the spiritual life loom large in the Eastern Orthodox Church, and he is venerated as a Saint in that tradition…