Venerable John Henry Cardinal Newman (1801-1890) was a convert to Catholicism from the Church of England, and one of the great minds of the 19th century. As a Roman Catholic priest he became one of the greatest Catholic apologists in the history of the Church. He was a prolific writer and persuasive preacher. Cardinal Newman will be beatified by His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI on September 19, 2010 in the Archdiocese of Birmingham, England.
41 Famous Quotes from Cardinal Newman –
“To live is to change, and to be perfect is to have changed often”
“Fear not that thy life shall come to an end, but rather that it shall never have a beginning.”
“To holy people the very name of Jesus is a name to feed upon, a name to transport. His name can raise the dead and transfigure and beautify the living.”
“Learn to do thy part and leave the rest to Heaven.”
“I sought to hear the voice of God and climbed the topmost steeple, but God declared: “Go down again – I dwell among the people.”
“If we insist on being as sure as is conceivable… we must be content to creep along the ground, and can never soar.”
“Faith is illuminative, not operative; it does not force obedience, though it increases responsibility; it heightens guilt, but it does not prevent sin. The will is the source of action.”
“Faith ventures and hazards . . . counting the costs and delighting in the sacrifice.”
“You must make up your mind to the prospect of sustaining a certain measure of pain and trouble in your passage through life.”
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