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Newman on Lent

Cardinal John Henry Newman
145 pp. sewn softcover

Cardinal Newman preached with a tenderness and earnestness that touched his listeners and moved them to conversion. In these sermons, he speaks not only of Our Lord’s mental and physical sufferings and of their infinite worth but also of our own sharing in these fruitful sufferings. He instructs on how to observe Lent and make it the peaceful and rewarding season it should be. John Henry Newman never resorted to platitudes or mere exhortation. He wove beautiful, powerful gems from Scripture with his own keen insights into the human heart, producing masterpieces of prose and preaching. A tiny sampling of the riches in this beautiful collection is as follows: “Pain, which by nature leads us only to ourselves, carries on the Christian mind from the thought of self to the contemplation of Christ, His passion, His merits, and His pattern; and, thence, further to that united company of sufferers who follow Him and ‘are what He is in this world.’ He is the great Object of our faith; and, while we gaze upon Him, we learn to forget ourselves....”

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