Hand carved in Maple wood and hand painted by professional artists. Made in Italy. St John of the Cross Figurine is available in various sizes, please do not hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Feastday: December 14th
Imagery and Representation: shown as a Carmelite friar with book and cross.
Patron Saint of Spanish authors
John was born as the third son to a family of weavers in 1542. After being educated at the Jesuits-college, he entered the order of the Carmelites and was later ordained. John was captured by some friars of his order, because he wanted to renew the rules of his order. He was tortured and blamed for false accusations, couldn't attend mass anymore. Fortunately, thanks to the guidance of the Holy Virgin, he escaped to a convent of Theresa of Avila. Later on he became rector of the college in Baeza, the prior of a monastery in Granada. St. John of the Cross is also known for his writings.