Jan van Ruysbroeck - three of whose most important works are here for the first time presented to English readers - is the greatest of the Flemish mystics, and must take high rank in any list of Christian contemplatives and saints. He led a life of asuterity, eventually founding a congregation in Groenendaal. His writings were widely circulated in his lifetime and he influenced an entire generation of Christian mystics. He was beatified on December 1st, 1908, by Pope St. Pius X. The writings here include The Adornment of the Spiritual Marriage, The Sparkling Stone, and, The Book of Supreme Truth.