Sunday, October 3, 2010

Novena to Blessed John Henry Newman: Day 3

Prayer of thanksgiving to the Most Holy Trinity as on Day 1


1. From the Holy Father's homily at Westminster Cathedral

"Faithful to Christ's command to 'do this in memory of me', the Church in everytime and place celebrates the Eucharist until the Lord returns in glory, rejoicing in His sacramental presence and drawing upon the power of His saving sacrifice for the redemption of the world. The reality of the Eucharistic sacricice has always been at the heart of Catholic faith; .................The Eucharistic sacrifice of the Body and blood of Christ embraces in turn the mystery of our Lord's continuing passion in the members of his Mystical Body, the Church in every age."

2. From the Holy Father's address at the Hyde Park Vigil.

"Newman reminds us that, as men and women made in the image and likeness of God, we were created to know the truth, to find in that truth our ultimate freedom and the fulfilment of our deepest human aspirations. In a word , we are meant to know Christ, who is Himself 'the way, the truth, and the life'................

............and now dear friends, let us preparing to encounter Christ, present among us in the Blessed Sacrament of the Altar. Together in the silence of our common adoration, let us open our minds and heart to His presence, His love, and the convincing power of His truth. In a special way, let us thank Him for the enduring witness to that truth offered by Cardinal John Henry Newman. Trusting in his prayers, let us ask the Lord to illumine our path ..............wuth the kindly light of His truth, His love and His peace. Amen"

Today is set aside for your own personal petition to Blessee John Henry Newman.
Today's Novena then concludes:

1 Our Father 1 Hail Mary 1 Glory be to the Father

Blessed Columba Marmion, pray for us

Blessed John Nenry Newman, pray for us, Amen

Focus for remaining days of this Novena

Day 4 For Catholic Education

Day 5 For Ecumenical efforts

Day 6 For the Laity

Day 7 For Priests

Day 8 For Bishops

Day 9 For Pope Benedict XVI

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