Benedict XVI and the International Centre of Newman Friends

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“To see Sisters who are seriously interested in John Henry Newman and at the same time have a great love of cooking, I found this combination very original!” These were the words Benedict XVI used years later to describe his … Continued

Obituary of Fr. Ian Ker

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The great biographer of Newman, a convert from Anglicanism, always inspired fondness in those who reveled in his wit, his bonhomie, his learning, and his very real, if inconspicuous pietas. With the generous permission of the author Edward Short Fr. Ian … Continued

Book Launch: She served the Church

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A new biography on Mother Julia, who found in John Henry Newman a spiritual brother. I must really say that I feel a true kinship with this cardinal. He was a forerunner in the church of his time. Mother Julia … Continued

Moses the Type of Christ

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deserto“The Lord thy God will raise up unto thee
a Prophet from the midst of thee, of thy brethren, like unto me;
unto Him ye shall harken.”
Deut. 18:15.
The history of Moses is valuable to Christians, not only as giving us a pattern of fidelity towards God, of great firmness, and great meekness, but also as affording us a type or figure of our Saviour Christ.

Encouragement for the Season of Lent

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newmans-desk_640_x_480 Let us pray Him to bless what we venture for Him, that we may not only labour, but may receive our wages, and gather fruit unto life eternal. This world is a very little thing to give up for the next.

Apostolic Abstinence a Pattern for Christians

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Newman's bedroom Littlemore

(Lent)

“Drink no longer water,
but use a little wine for thy stomach’s sake,
and thine often infirmities.”

1 Tim. 5:23.

 

This is a remarkable verse, because it accidentally tells us so much. It is addressed to Timothy, St. Paul’s companion, the first Bishop of Ephesus. Of Timothy we know very little, except that he did minister to St. Paul, and hence we might have inferred that he was a man of very saintly character;