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The Friends of The College

invite you to a

Garden Fete at Newman’s College, Littlemore

Saturday, 25th June 2016

from 3:00pm to 5:00pm

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Chapel Littlemore

Holy Hour in Newman’s Chapel

Cor ad Cor Meeting

and much more…

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My God, I adore you for taking on yourself the charge of sinners; of those, who not only cannot profit you, but who continually grieve and profane you. You have taken on yourself the office of a minister, and that for those who did not ask for it. I adore you for your incomprehensible condescension in ministering to me. I know and feel, O my God, that you might have left me, as I wished to be left, to go my own way, to go straight forward

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Events and Pilgrimages at Newman’s College

Jubilee of Mercy 2016 ….Weekends of Mercy…. and special days of prayer…

 

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Second Spring

On Monday, 29th February, the former home of Blessed John Henry Newman in Littlemore, Oxford known simply as The College, was the setting for a lecture on and reading of Newman’s historic Second Spring Sermon. In the same room in which Newman kept his library while living there, Newman enthusiasts gathered from Oxfordshire, Birmingham and as far away as Sussex. Sister Bianca Feuerstein FSO, member of The Spiritual Family The Work who are the custodians of The College, welcomed the group who filled the library. Mr Esme Howard, a Trustee of the charity that operates The College, served as Master of Ceremonies.

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Sermon 4 (Subjects of the Day)

30th October 1842

„O tarry thou the Lord’s leisure; be strong, and He shall comfort thine heart; and put thou thy trust in the Lord.“ Ps. 27:16.

No state is more dreary than that of the repentant sinner, when first he understands where he is, and begins to turn his thoughts towards his Great Master whom he has offended. Of course it is tempered with comfort and hope, as are all acts of duty; and on the retrospect, far from being distressing to dwell upon, it will be even pleasant. But at the time it is a most dreary state. A man finds that he has a great work to do, and does not know how to do it, or even what it is, and his impatience and restlessness are as great as his conscious ignorance; indeed, he is restless because he is ignorant. There is great danger of his taking wrong steps,

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IMG_0646_(640_x_480) Sermon 18. (Septuagesima.)

„Know ye not that they which run in a race run all, but one receiveth the prize? So run, that ye may obtain.“ 1 Cor. 9:24.

Nothing is more clearly brought out in Scripture, or more remarkable in itself than this, that in every age, out of the whole number of persons blessed with the means of grace, few only have duly availed them of this great benefit. So certain, so uniform is the fact, that it is almost stated as a doctrine. „Many are called, few are chosen.“ Again, „Strive to enter in at the strait gate; for many, I say unto you, shall seek to enter in, and shall not be able.“ And again, „Wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat … Strait is the gate,

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„Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all consolation. Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we also may be able to comfort those who are in any distress, by the exhortation wherewith we also are exhorted by God.“ 2 Cor. i. 3, 4.

There is no one who has loved the world so well, as He who made it. None has so understood the human heart, and human nature, and human society in its diversified forms, none has so tenderly entered into and measured the greatness and littleness of man, his doings and sufferings, his circumstances and his fortunes, none has felt such profound compassion for his ignorance and guilt, his present rebellion and his prospects hereafter, as the Omniscient. What He has actually done for us is the proof of this. „God so loved the world, as to give His Only-begotten Son.“ He loved mankind in their pollution, in spite of the abhorrence with which that pollution filled Him.

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Ain Karim „From henceforth all generations shall call me blessed.“ Luke 1: 43

Today we celebrate the Annunciation of the Virgin Mary; when the Angel Gabriel was sent to tell her that she was to be the Mother of our Lord, and when the Holy Ghost came upon her, and overshadowed her with the power of the Highest. In that great event was fulfilled her anticipation as expressed in the text. All generations have called her blessed.

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PPS II-3, 25 December 1834

„The Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us.“ John 1: 14.

Thus does the favoured Apostle and Evangelist announce to us that Sacred Mystery, which we this day especially commemorate, the incarnation of the Eternal Word. Thus briefly and simply does he speak as if fearing he should fail in fitting reverence. If any there was who might seem to have permission to indulge in words on this subject, it was the beloved disciple, who had heard and seen, and…

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