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Cardinal John Newman

Cardinal John Newman


God has created me to do him some definite service; He has committed some work to me which he has not committed to another. I have my mission; I never may know it in this life, but I shall be told it in the next. I have a part in a great work; I am a link in a chain, a bond of connection between persons. He has not created me for naught. I shall do good, I shall do His work; I shall be an angel of peace, a preacher of truth in my own place, while not intending it, if I do but keep His commandments and serve Him in my calling.

Short Biography

Venerable John Henry Newman was born in London, 21 February 1801, and died Birmingham, 11 August 1890. As Vicar of St. Mary's Oxford he exerted a profound spiritual influence on the Church of England. Joining the Catholic Church in 1845 he founded Oratories of St. Philip Neri in Birmingham and London, was the first rector of the Catholic University in Dublin, and was made Cardinal by Pope Leo XIII in 1879. Through his published writings and private correspondence he created a greater understanding of the Catholic Church and its teachings, helping many persons with their religious difficulties. At his death he was praised for his unworldliness, humility, and prayerful contact with the invisible world. He was declared Venerable on 22 January 1991.


Life After Death, According to Cardinal John Newman

Cardinal Newman on Leading a Consistent Life, by Ian Ker

Cardinal John Henry Newman's idea of the Laity's Intellectual Place in the Church -- how university study together with clergy benefits it

Cardinal John Henry Newman's Thoughts on The Divine Presence and the Priest's role in the Sacrament of Reconciliation by Ian Ker

Exploring Cardinal John Henry Newman's Personal Spirituality by Vincent Ferre Blehl, S.J.

Cardinal John Henry Newman's Thoughts on Prayer, by Ian Ker

Cardinal John Henry Newman's Thoughts on Progress

Cardinal John Henry Newman's Thoughts on Fasting

Thoughts to Ponder about the Spiritual Life, by John Henry Newman, from Ian Ker's Newman in Being a Christian, Notre Dame Press, Notre Dame, IN

Cardinal John Henry Newman on The Corruption of the Church, Taken from: Newman on Being a Christian, by Jan Ker, University of Notre Dame Press, Notre Dame, IN