Real transformation of the heart, without which all external manners are hypocritical, is essential for authentic formation.
Newman’s well-cultivated mind, humble before truth, is not unlike St. Therese’s Little Flower, accepting all things as God’s gifts.
The more students freely and joyfully pursue learning just because it is good, the more they flourish and the more truly useful they can become.
Practicality thrives only with a higher habit of love for knowledge for its own sake.
The mysteries of our own selves point us to the mystery of God.
Faith is a gift from God – He gives it, sustains it, and perfects it.
To learn, to think, to reason, is to be human, to glorify our Creator with our minds.
A truly mature mind is open to, and transformed by, the fullness of God’s reality.
Newman reminds us that the foundation of intellectual formation is moral formation.