Three Minutes with Newman

John Henry Newman’s sermons provide us insights into the spiritual and moral life. Three Minutes with Newman can help you to start the day or to spend a few moments in reflection later in the day.
  • Solitude
    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
    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
    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
    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
  • Warfare the Condition of Victory
    June 24, 2017
    Christ ascends to heaven after his death and resurrection. The Christian knows that the Cross is the path to heaven, warfare the condition of victory.
    June 24, 2017
  • Who do we Proclaim? Part 2
    June 18, 2017
    God is the deepest subject of reflection, and to try to understand Him strains our minds. Yet we are called to press on in reflecting on the Trinity of God.
    June 18, 2017
  • Jesus, our Daily Sacrifice
    April 14, 2017
    Jesus offers himself completely to be with us in the daily sacrifice of the Mass.
    April 14, 2017
  • Jesus, Son of Mary
    April 14, 2017
    Jesus loved and honored his mother, and teaches us likewise to love our family members, friends and acquaintances.
    April 14, 2017
  • Jesus, our Guide and Guardian
    April 8, 2017
    The unsparing, tender love of Jesus will dispel all doubts and strengthen our hearts to trust in Him.
    April 8, 2017
  • Jesus, the Lover of Souls
    April 2, 2017
    Jesus, who became incarnate and suffered and died to redeem us, is the Lover of souls.
    April 2, 2017
  • Jesus the Beginning of Creation
    April 1, 2017
    We can return to God because he has offered us a new beginning in Christ.
    April 1, 2017
  • Jesus, the Eternal King
    March 25, 2017
    Jesus established a spiritual kingdom on earth and entrusted the spiritual authority over this kingdom to the pope and bishops.
    March 25, 2017
  • Jesus Only Begotten Son
    March 24, 2017
    The unity God desires for his Church he models in his divinity and his humanity.
    March 24, 2017
  • Jesus, Lord of Armies
    March 18, 2017
    Jesus is, in the words of the Apocalypse, the Captain of God's hosts or Lord of Armies. He leads us in our spiritual combat against the forces of evil.
    March 18, 2017
  • Jesus the Author and Finisher of Faith
    March 11, 2017
    Faith is not only necessary for reaching God, this gift is the first step toward him.
    March 11, 2017
  • The Lord of Grace
    March 4, 2017
    It is an awful thought to think that God rejects those who reject him, but the truth is that in mercy he invites us to repent.
    March 4, 2017
  • Jesus, Son of David
    February 25, 2017
    Jesus the Son of David, descended from King David to whom God had promised a descendant who would reign forever.
    February 25, 2017
  • The Dream of Gerontius, Conclusion
    February 11, 2017
    The following is a summary of John Henry Newman's famous poem on Last Things and God's mercy.
    February 11, 2017
  • The Dream of Gerontius, Part 9
    January 28, 2017
    The soul sees Christ's suffering and feels great sorrow.
    January 28, 2017
  • The Dream of Gerontius, Part 8
    January 20, 2017
    The Dream of Gerontius reaches its high point with choirs of angels singing the praise of God and recounting the history of salvation.
    January 20, 2017
  • The Dream of Gerontius, Part 7
    January 7, 2017
    The angel explains to the soul of Gerontius that the very sight of God will gladden the just soul immensely while it purifies it.
    January 7, 2017
  • The Dream of Gerontius, Part 6
    December 31, 2016
    Demons tempt the human soul but they are impotent in causing it to do evil. The soul must endure these temptations and repeatedly turn to God.
    December 31, 2016
  • The Dream of Gerontius, Part 5
    December 18, 2016
    In the dialogue between the soul and the angel we learn about the particular judgment and how to prepare to meet Christ by living as God's children.
    December 18, 2016
  • The Dream of Gerontius, Part 4
    December 10, 2016
    Each guardian angel created ages ago by God has been given a human being to care for and to guide on his way to heaven.
    December 10, 2016
  • The Dream of Gerontius, Part 3
    December 3, 2016
    Newman imagines the soul of Gerontius outside the limits of time and space in the life hereafter, and how its Guardian Angels comes to lead it to Christ.
    December 3, 2016
  • The Dream of Gerontius, Part 2
    November 26, 2016
    Gerontius' friends pray for their dying friend. He experiences fear at the closeness of death and the thought of the Devil, but is strengthened by a priest.
    November 26, 2016
  • Dream of Gerontius, Part 1
    November 19, 2016
    The Dream of Gerontius is a poem about the experience of man who is dying, his request for prayers, and the help of his angel as he goes to his judgment.
    November 19, 2016
  • Sins of Ignorance and Weakness, Part 4
    November 11, 2016
    Newman urges Christians to repent but as an Anglican he did not know that the ordinary means of forgiveness of sins after Baptism is sacramental Confession.
    November 11, 2016
  • Sins of Ignorance and Weakness, Part 3
    November 4, 2016
    Through Baptism man has a new birth. Although he suffers the consequences of original sin, he receives the grace of the Holy Spirit to live as God's son.
    November 4, 2016
  • Sins of Ignorance and Weakness, Part 2
    October 28, 2016
    As God's children we advance to the truth by experience of error; we succeed through failures. We seem to be walking to heaven backwards but indeed advance.
    October 28, 2016
  • Sins of Ignorance and Weakness, Part 1
    October 22, 2016
    As sinful men and women we have a need to be cleansed and renewed often. We are not forgiven once and for all.
    October 22, 2016
  • The Spiritual Mind, Part 3
    October 16, 2016
    Newman asserts that to be a Christian calls for more than honesty, justice and temperance; it means to seek Christian perfection in Christ's footsteps. http://www.cardinaljohnhenrynewman.com/wp-con...
    October 16, 2016
  • The Spiritual Mind, Part 2
    October 8, 2016
    The Spiritual Mind, Part 2 by Fr. Juan Vélez The Christian should act out of the good habit of loving God, rather than out of fear of sinning, even though the latter may at first play a part in h...
    October 8, 2016
  • The Spiritual Mind, Part 1
    October 2, 2016
    The Spiritual Mind, Part 1 by Fr. Juan Vélez Blessed Newman teaches that a Christian must examine the motives for his thoughts and actions, and must learn to master his heart, doing things for th...
    October 2, 2016
  • Self-Denial, the True Test of Religious Earnestness, Part 3
    September 24, 2016
    Self-Denial, the Test of Religious Earnestness, Part 3 by Fr. Juan Vélez Jesus bids us to take up our cross daily. We must be careful, however, of the danger of self-deception by doing things for...
    September 24, 2016
  • Self-Denial, the Test of Religious Earnestness, Part 2
    September 17, 2016
    Self-Denial, the Test of Religious Earnestness, Part 2 by Fr. Juan Vélez Jesus bids us to take up our cross daily. We must careful, however, of the danger of self-deception by doing things for ou...
    September 17, 2016
  • Self-Denial, the Test of Religious Earnestness, Part 1
    September 10, 2016
    Self-Denial, the Test of Religious Earnestness, Part 1 by Fr. Juan Vélez John Henry Newman explains that the test of the true practice of religion is self-denial. Without the latter a person make...
    September 10, 2016
  • Secret Faults (Part 3)
    September 3, 2016
    Secret Faults (Part 3) - by Fr. Juan Vélez Most people rationalize their defects and sins and become used to them. John Henry Newma...
    September 3, 2016
  • Secret Faults (Part 2)
    August 27, 2016
    Secret Faults (Part 2) - by Fr. Juan Vélez Our secret faults are often revealed to us when we are tested. We need humility and the ...
    August 27, 2016
  • Secret Faults (Part 1)
    August 21, 2016
    Secret Faults (Part 1) - by Fr. Juan Vélez Most people have little self-knowledge, and because of this have a poor understanding of...
    August 21, 2016