What do we mean when we call someone a “mystic”?

"Mysticism is an intimidating word.

We instinctively associate it with saints who had incredible supernatural experiences—such as St. John of the Cross, whose feast we celebrate today; Padre Pio; Teresa of Ávila; Faustina Kowalska.

These saints certainly were mystics. But what makes a mystic a mystic? Is it an inaccessible reality, something beyond us everyday mortals? Let’s find out."

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