John Van Ruusbroec (1293-1381): A Flemish Mystic

John Van Ruusbroec (1293-1381) is relatively unknown, which is rather a pity. Yet he had already gained international fame in his own day, and people would travel from afar to be able to speak to him. He was considered one of the great mystics of the southern Netherlands, and is still one of the most translated authors in Dutch literature. He is really worth to be studied deeper: the way he experienced God was very intense and deep, and may be an encouragement for us to also seek God’s face more. And it’s good to know the old spiritual wells in our country. May this article help in this!

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