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Find A Grave - Convento de los Carmelitas Descalzos
de la Cruz, Saint. Juan b. 1542 d. December 14, 1591 Religious Reformer, Writer, and Roman Catholic Saint. He was also known as Saint John of the Cross and is considered one of the foremost mystical poets in the Spanish language. Born Juan de Yepes y Alvarez into a Jewish converso (converted to Catholicism) family in Fontiveros, Spain, his father worked as an accountant to richer relatives who were silk merchants prior to marrying his mother, who was an orphan from a lower class of people. When his father married, he was rejected by his family...[Read More] (Bio by: William Bjornstad) Convento de los Carmelitas Descalzos, Segovia, Provincia de Segovia, Castilla y León, Spain