William Johnston

William
Johnston
1925
2010

Irish-born American Jesuit Mystic Theologian, Author, Translator and Preacher

Author Quotes

The most significant change in a person’s life is a change of attitude. Right attitudes produce right actions.

Properly understood, contemplation shakes the universe, topples the powers of evil, builds a great society, and opens the doors that lead to eternal life.

All authentic religion originates with mystical experience.

If one waits in emptiness one comes to realize that the void is God: it is not a preparatory stage but the experience of God Himself.

The higher stages of the mystical life are very ordinary. There is no ecstasy, no rapture, no flash of light, no bells, no incense. I am now my true self.

The Sermon on the Mount has (and very justly I believe) been compared to Zen in that it describes the undifferentiated consciousness of one who lives in the here-and-now with joy and without care.

Author Picture
First Name
William
Last Name
Johnston
Birth Date
1925
Death Date
2010
Bio

Irish-born American Jesuit Mystic Theologian, Author, Translator and Preacher