Journeying with Newman
The Thanksgiving Novena for, with and to
the beloved and blessed John Henry Newman
Day Seven – 10 October
Educator of the Laity
That we may be inspired to strive for a deeper understanding of the teachings of our Faith.
“I want a laity, not arrogant,
not rash in speech,
but who know their religion,
who enter into it,
who know just where they stand,
who know what they hold
and what they do not,
who know their creed so well,
that they can give an account of it.”
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.