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St. John of Avila



Again, Pope Benedict will be naming two new Doctors of the Church in October, one of whom is St. John of Avila (not to be confused with John of the Cross, a contemporary of his, but who is already a Doctor of the Church).

There is as nice biography of him here.

O you souls who wish to go on with so much safety and consolation, if you knew how pleasing to God is suffering, and how much it helps in acquiring other good things, you would never seek consolation in anything; but you would rather look upon it as a great happiness to bear the Cross of the Lord.

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