Christian Mystics of the Past

Many of the modern day contemplatives quote and favorably refer to "Christian" mystics from the past. Here is a partial list to help you with your research:


Hildegard of Bingen (1098-1179)

St. Catherine of Siena (1347-1380)

Meister Eckhart (1260-1327)

The Cloud of Unknowing (anonymous monk)

Richard Rolle (c. 1300-1341)

Julian of Norwich

St. Ignatius Loyola (1491-1556)

St. Teresa of Avila

St. John of the Cross

Brother Lawrence (1611- 1691)

George Fox

Madam Guyon (1647-1717)

William Law (1686-1761)

Evelyn Underhill (1875-1941)

Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
(1881- 1955)

Thomas Merton (1915-1968)


If you study the works of the modern day contemplatives, you will see these names referred to often.

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