Thursday, February 26, 2004

On February 26th, 1846..
Venerable John Henry Newman, who had been received into the Church in October of the previous year, wrote a letter to his friend Henry Wilberforce, which included the following:
"I am writing next room to the Chapel. It is such an incomprehensible blessing to have Christ's bodily presence in one's house, within one's walls, as swallows up all other privileges and destroys, or should destroy, every pain. To know that He is close by-to be able again and again through the day to go in to Him; and be sure, my dearest W., when I am thus in His Presence you are not forgotten. It is the place for intercession surely, where the Blessed Sacrament is...."


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