Journeying with Newman
The Thanksgiving Novena for, with and to
the beloved and blessed John Henry Newman
Day Three – 6 October
Priest of God’s Altar
That we are blessed with more vocations to the priesthood.
“Had Angels been your priests, my brethren,
they could not have condoled with you,
sympathised with you,
have had compassion on you,
felt tenderly for you
and made allowances for you,
as we can;
they could not have been your patterns
and guides and have led you on
from your own selves,
into a new life,
as they can –
who come from the midst of you.”
From his writings
Blessed John Henry Newman (1801-1890)
Please pray one decade of the Rosary (any you choose) for this Intention and add the following Prayer:
O God our heavenly Father,
we offer You heartfelt thanks
for the life and holiness of John Henry Newman.
In him You give us,
an inspiring example of priest and teacher,
heroic and humble, in his labour
for the salvation of souls
and the pursuit of holiness.
Through his intercession,
we ask You to lead us,
by the kindly light of the Holy Spirit
and so grant us peace and joy,
in the one fold of the Redeemer.
We ask this through Christ our Lord.