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Category: Poems

Newman Blog

The Patient Church

Newman cautions us that unlike King Jeroboam we must obey God in all his precepts, and reminds us that the Church puts its hope in Christ.

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Pusillanimity

Being a follower of Christ sometimes means stepping outside our comfort zone

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Substance and Shadow

The material world is only a shadow of the spiritual world and its Creator, and we must discern between shadow and substance.

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Hope of Heaven

The reality of Christ’s resurrection, like the bow set in the sky by God after the great flood, gives hope, even amidst sorrow or sadness.

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My Birthday: Part 2

In the second half of the poem, “My Birthday,” Blessed John Henry Newman continues to relate how worldly people celebrate birthdays in contrast to how he wishes to mark his day.

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My Birthday

In his Birthday poem, Blessed John Henry Newman considers how a life should be spent, reminding us to beware the vanities of the world.

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Candlemas

Newman reflects how light and Candlemas show Christ to be the light of the world.

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