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The Great Power of the Rosary

We cite from a sermon on the Feast of the Holy Rosary. Newman had no text for this short sermon; it was compiled from notes taken at the time of preaching. It was delivered on Sunday, October 5, 1879. The cardinal was then 78 years of age, and was speaking to the boys at Oscott College, [...]

Blessed John Henry Newman

John Henry Newman was born in London on the 21st of February, 1801, the eldest son of John Newman, banker of the firm of Ramsbottom, Newman and Co. The family was understood to be of Dutch extraction, and the name itself, spelled “Newmann” in an earlier generation, further suggests a Jewish origin. At the age of [...]

The Transfiguration of the Lord

The Transfiguration (1516-1520) by Raphael, Pinacoteca Vatican of the Vatican Museums, Vatican City Our divine Redeemer, in Galilee the summer before His sacred Passion, took with Him Saint Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, Saint James and Saint John, and led them to the heights of a solitary mountain. Tradition assures us that [...]

Holy Week 2012

Holy Week is the last week of Lent, when we follow Jesus Christ from Palm Sunday, the Sunday of the Passion, to His death on Good Friday in preparation for His Resurrection from the dead on Easter Sunday. A major part of Holy Week involves a meditation on His Passion, which is read twice, once on [...]

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