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During his life, St. John was both a Carmelite priest and friar. Together with St. Teresa of Avila, St. John founded the Order of the Discalced Carmelites. He was later canonized (made a Saint) in this particular sect of the Catholic Church. In addition, St. John's name is among the thirty-three doctors of the Catholic Church. This indicates the Church holds St. John's teaching in high regard. St. John was also beatified by the Catholic Church in 1675. This indicates the Church's acknowledgment that he went to heaven after his death and therefore has the ability to intercede with God on the behalf of the believers on earth.

As is shown by the above credentials, St. John lived his life seeking and working for God. As a result of his work, he has been acknowledged by the Catholic Church as a saint and doctor. These honors speak highly of...

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