Wednesday, August 11, 2004

On August 11, 1890
Venerable John Henry Cardinal Newman, C.O., went to his eternal reward. I posted a long entry on this last year.

Once again, here is the prayer for his canonization:

Eternal Father, You led JOHN HENRY NEWMAN to follow the kindly light of Truth, and he obediently responded to your heavenly calls at any cost. As writer, preacher, counsellor and educator, as pastor, Oratorian, and servant of the poor he laboured to build up Your Kingdom.

Grant that through your Vicar on Earth we may hear the words, "Well done, thou good and faithful servant, enter into the company of the canonized saints."

May You manifest Your servant's power of intercession by even extraordinary answers to the prayers of the faithful throughout the world. We pray particularly for our intentions in his name and in the Name of Jesus Christ Your Son our Lord.


Please report any favours received to:
The Postulator, The Oratory, Hagley Road, Birmingham B16 8UE, England

A thank-you to Zadok, Lane Core, and anyone else who blogged about this anniversary.

In other Oratorian news, Juan Ortiz of the Pharr Oratory will be ordained to the diaconate tonight. Prayers for him and his brothers in St. Philip down there in southern Texas would be most welcome. ( I happen to know him, as he attends St. Vincent Seminary in Latrobe, Pennsylvania, and stays at the Pittsburgh Oratory during the school year. )


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