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.
  • 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