Saint John of the Cross


This Quotations Archive contains words from famous and some not so famous people who have expressed a sense of love, compassion, and respect for all of God's creation: for people, for animals, and for the environment.  They speak of our teaching methods and philosophy.  They speak of a lifestyle of non-violence.   They seek to eliminate cruelty and suffering.  They seek to wake us up.   They seek to give us hope.

Saint John of the Cross
(Founder (with St. Teresa) of the Discalced Carmelites, doctor of mystic theology, born at Hontoveros, Old Castile, 24 June, 1542; died at Ubeda, Andalusia, 14 Dec., 1591)

"All the creatures - not the higher creatures alone, but also the lower, according to that which each of them has received in itself from God - each one raises its voice in testimony to that which God is...each one after its manner exalts God, since it has God in itself."
~God's Covenant with Animals, Lantern Books, 2000, xii