Novena with Newman: Day 9 — Model of Friendship

Cardinal NewmanAll over the world, people are preparing to celebrate the canonisation of Blessed John Henry Newman on Sunday 13 October.

This is a time of special grace for us to join together and form links in a great chain of prayer, where we call upon the soon-to-be-Saint to crown our prayers with his intercession in heaven.

Everyone can form links in that chain by joining in the Novena with Newman — nine days of prayerful preparation for the canonisation, starting on Friday 4 October and finishing on Saturday 12 October on the eve of the canonisation.

Day 9: Friday 12 October (S Wilfrid; S Ethelburga)

Intention: That we are helped to cultivate the gift of charity.

From his writings:
The love of our private friends is the only preparatory exercise for the love of all men.

Prayer: A decade of the Rosary (any you choose, although it’s usually the Joyful Mysteries on Saturday) for this intention, and then:

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. Amen.

If you would like a leaflet to print, we’ve a PDF of the entire Novena on one side of A4 (Originally published by the Oratories of England):
Novena with Newman

    Novena with Newman: Day 8 — Servant of the Church

    Cardinal NewmanAll over the world, people are preparing to celebrate the canonisation of Blessed John Henry Newman on Sunday 13 October.

    This is a time of special grace for us to join together and form links in a great chain of prayer, where we call upon the soon-to-be-Saint to crown our prayers with his intercession in heaven.

    Everyone can form links in that chain by joining in the Novena with Newman — nine days of prayerful preparation for the canonisation, starting on Friday 4 October and finishing on Saturday 12 October on the eve of the canonisation.

    Day 8: Friday 11 October (Pope St John XXIII)

    Intention: That we are given the grace to see the Church as more than a human institution but the Body of Christ.

    From his writings:
    The Church of God cannot change; what she was, that she is. What our forefathers were, such are we; we look like other men, but we have that in us which none others have — the latent element of indomitable fortitude. This may not be the age of Saints, but all times are the age of Martyrs.

    Prayer: A decade of the Rosary (any you choose, although it’s usually the Sorrowful Mysteries on Friday) for this intention, and then:

    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. Amen.

    If you would like a leaflet to print, we’ve a PDF of the entire Novena on one side of A4 (Originally published by the Oratories of England):
    Novena with Newman

      Novena with Newman: Day 7 — Educator of the Laity

      John Henry NewmanAll over the world, people are preparing to celebrate the canonisation of Blessed John Henry Newman on Sunday 13 October.

      This is a time of special grace for us to join together and form links in a great chain of prayer, where we call upon the soon-to-be-Saint to crown our prayers with his intercession in heaven.

      Everyone can form links in that chain by joining in the Novena with Newman — nine days of prayerful preparation for the canonisation, starting on Friday 4 October and finishing on Saturday 12 October on the eve of the canonisation.

      Day 7: Thursday 10 October (St Paulinus of York)

      Intention: That we may be inspired to gain a deeper understanding of the teaching of our faith.

      From his writings:
      I want a laity, not arrogant, not rash in speech, not disputatious, 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.

      Prayer: A decade of the Rosary (any you choose, although it’s usually the Luminous Mysteries on Thursday) for this intention, and then:

      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. Amen.

      If you would like a leaflet to print, we’ve a PDF of the entire Novena on one side of A4 (Originally published by the Oratories of England):
      Novena with Newman

        Novena with Newman: Day 6 — Counsellor of Converts

        John Henry NewmanAll over the world, people are preparing to celebrate the canonisation of Blessed John Henry Newman on Sunday 13 October.

        This is a time of special grace for us to join together and form links in a great chain of prayer, where we call upon the soon-to-be-Saint to crown our prayers with his intercession in heaven.

        Everyone can form links in that chain by joining in the Novena with Newman — nine days of prayerful preparation for the canonisation, starting on Friday 4 October and finishing on Saturday 12 October on the eve of the canonisation.

        Day 6: Wednesday 9 October (Bl John Heny Newman)

        Intention: That we conform more closely to God’s will and purpose for our lives.

        From his writings:
        Regarding Christianity, ten thousand difficulties do not make one doubt.

        Prayer: A decade of the Rosary (any you choose, although it’s usually the Glorious Mysteries on Wednesday) for this intention, and then:

        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. Amen.

        If you would like a leaflet to print, we’ve a PDF of the entire Novena on one side of A4 (Originally published by the Oratories of England):
        Novena with Newman

          Novena with Newman: Day 5 — Guardian of Conscience

          Cardinal NewmanAll over the world, people are preparing to celebrate the canonisation of Blessed John Henry Newman on Sunday 13 October.

          This is a time of special grace for us to join together and form links in a great chain of prayer, where we call upon the soon-to-be-Saint to crown our prayers with his intercession in heaven.

          Everyone can form links in that chain by joining in the Novena with Newman — nine days of prayerful preparation for the canonisation, starting on Friday 4 October and finishing on Saturday 12 October on the eve of the canonisation.

          Day 5: Tuesday 8 October (SS Denis & Companions)

          Intention: That the voice of our conscience leads us to seek what is true and good.

          From his writings:
          We can believe what we choose. We are answerable for what we choose to believe.

          Prayer: A decade of the Rosary (any you choose, although it’s usually the Sorrowful Mysteries on Tuesday) for this intention, and then:

          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. Amen.

          If you would like a leaflet to print, we’ve a PDF of the entire Novena on one side of A4 (Originally published by the Oratories of England):
          Novena with Newman

            Novena with Newman: Day 4 — Man of Prayer

            Cardinal NewmanAll over the world, people are preparing to celebrate the canonisation of Blessed John Henry Newman on Sunday 13 October.

            This is a time of special grace for us to join together and form links in a great chain of prayer, where we call upon the soon-to-be-Saint to crown our prayers with his intercession in heaven.

            Everyone can form links in that chain by joining in the Novena with Newman — nine days of prayerful preparation for the canonisation, starting on Friday 4 October and finishing on Saturday 12 October on the eve of the canonisation.

            Day 4: Monday 7 October (Our Lady of the Rosary)

            Intention: That we find joy and consolation in the habit of prayer.

            From his writings:
            The Rosary seems so simple and easy, but you know God chooses the small things of the world to humble the great.

            Prayer: A decade of the Rosary (any you choose, although it’s usually the Joyful Mysteries on Monday) for this intention, and then:

            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. Amen.

            If you would like a leaflet to print, we’ve a PDF of the entire Novena on one side of A4 (Originally published by the Oratories of England):
            Novena with Newman