27 March 2020
Signs of Foundling Children (ATM Labels)
Issued on: 2020-03-27
Emission: ATM Labels
Printing: Offset lithography
Face value: Various € – Euro
Foundling Signs of João da Cruz, 1802:
João da Cruz , (John of the Cross) was a Spanish Carmelite mystic , priest and friar venerated as a saint by Catholics. Born in Fontiveros, in Castela a Velha, he was one of the most important exponents of Contrarreforma .
A great reformer of the Carmelite Order, he is considered, together with Santa Teresa de Ávila , the founder of the Barefoot Carmelites. João is also known for his literary works and both his poetry and his investigations on the growth of the soul are considered the culmination of mystical literature and stand out among the great works of Spanish literature.
João da Cruz was canonized in 1726 by Benedict XIII and is one of the Doctors of the Roman Catholic Apostolic Church.