For more than a decade this book, now with ICS Publications, has been a valuable resource for those wanting to explore the works and teachings of St. John of the Cross in a convenient format. In this concise introduction to and anthology of the works of the great Carmelite mystic, Father Foley leads the reader step-by-step into the very heart of John’s spiritual way.
The Ascent to Joy is ideal for readers just discovering John of the Cross and those wishing to revisit his works and teachings, for Carmelite formation programs, and for courses in religious studies and the classical literature of mysticism.
About the Author
Marc Foley, OCD, is a Discalced Carmelite priest and member of the Washington Province (U.S.A.) of Discalced Carmelite friars. He is a longtime member and former chair of the Institute of Carmelite Studies. Currently he serves as publisher of ICS Publications and as director of formation at the Carmelite House of Studies located in Washington, D.C. A spiritual director and popular retreat master, Father Marc is the author of nine books, five of them with ICS Publications, on St. John of the Cross, St. Teresa of Avila and St. Thérèse of Lisieux.