Saint John of the Cross
Founder with St. Teresa of the Discalced Carmelites, doctor of mystic theology
"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