New saint for our time
St John Henry Newman - A patron saint for everyone
Canonized 13 October 2019
To live is to change, and to be perfect is to have changed often.
St. John Henry Newman, pray for us!
Cardinal Nichols Archbishop of Westminster believes Newman could be 'a patron saint for everyone' because he calls us to holiness. He is a disciple of Christ and the very heart of his life is something in which we’re all engaged.
He lived his life (1801-1890) constantly exploring, living the seen life in the presence of the unseen, understanding the emotional turmoil you might go through, or the intellectual questioning, or the variety of experiences, but always in the light of the presence of God. Those two irreducible truths are “the pillars of his spiritual journey.”
May He support us all the day long, till the
shadows lengthen and the evening comes
and the busy world is hushed and the fever of life
is over and our work is done
- then in His mercy -
May he give us safe lodging and
A holy rest and peace at the last!
St John Henry Newman
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