Tuesday, 9 October 2018

# Saints

Blessed John Henry Newman


The 9th of October is the feast day of Blessed John Henry Newman (21 February 1801 – 11 August 1890). He is the patron saint of the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham.

Blessed John Henry Cardinal Newman lived between 1801 till 1890. He was the first of six children of Protestant parents in London, England. He loved to read the scriptures as a child, and had a conversion to Christianity when he was 15. He became an Anglican priest and was a very influential Oxford scholar. He led the Oxford movement which argued for the revival of traditional religious practice in the Church of England. As he became more influenced by the Church Fathers and other Catholic writers, he became also more aligned with the Catholic Church and opposed the Anglican doctrine. He then became unable to stay within the Protestant denomination when he studied Church history. In 1845 he converted to Catholicism and experienced much ridicule in the academic and religious fields. He became a Catholic priest 2 years later and was made a Cardinal in 1879. He wrote 40 books and 21000 letters which influenced the Second Vatican Council. He also founded the London Oratory. Apologia is his most famous work where he defends his conversion to the Catholic Church.

Image: Portrait of Newman by
John Everett Millais, 1881

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September 25, 2018 Message to Marija

Dear children! Also nature extends signs of its love to you through the fruits which it gives you. Also, you, by my coming, have received an abundance of gifts and fruits. Little children, how much you have answered to my call, God knows. I am calling you - it is not late - decide for holiness and a life with God, in grace and in peace. God will bless you and give to you a hundred-fold, if you trust in Him. Thank you for having responded to my call.

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