Poems Blog (Three Minutes with Newman)

Poetry Blog (Three Minutes with Newman)

  • Consolation
    Prof. Barb H. Wyman
    September 30, 2017
    True consolation comes from the knowledge that Christ is ever with us.
    September 30, 2017
  • Transfiguration
    Prof. Barb H. Wyman
    August 18, 2017
    For Newman, God wishes to transform us so that the “the beauty of holiness” may shine through us to others.
    August 18, 2017
  • The Sign of the Cross
    Prof. Barb H. Wyman
    August 12, 2017
    Newman reminds us of the power of the Cross which opens us to the invisible world and God's grace.
    August 12, 2017
  • Solitude
    Prof. Barb H. Wyman
    July 22, 2017
    In the poem “Solitude,” John Henry Newman reminds us of the importance of silent time alone with God.
    July 22, 2017
  • Snapdragon: a Riddle for a Flower Book, Part 2
    Prof. Barb H. Wyman
    July 15, 2017
    These verses are the expression of Newman’s desire to live and die at Oxford, in the simplicity of the life of a scholar, caring for his students.
    July 15, 2017
  • Snapdragon
    Prof. Barb H. Wyman
    July 8, 2017
    Newman intrigues us with a riddle in his "Snapdragon: a Riddle for a Flower Book". Reading his poetry carefully we discover more about him as a person.
    July 8, 2017
  • Lead Kindly Light
    Prof. Barb H. Wyman
    July 1, 2017
    Lead Kind Light is one of John Henry Newman's most memorable poems in which he invokes the Holy Spirit for light in the face of the unknown.
    July 1, 2017