Monday, March 05, 2007

Newman and Sainthood

As some of you will probably know, there is a campaign to make Cardinal Newman a Saint. Here is the web page:

Venerable John Henry Newman Association

Here is a quote from Newman that I found in the preface to a book by F. W. Farrar:

"I have made many mistakes. I have nothing of that high perfection which belongs to the writings of the saints, namely, that error cannot be found in them. But what I trust I may claim throughout all I have written is this - an honest intention; an absence of personal ends; a temper of obedience; a willingness to be corrected; a dread of error; a desire to serve the Holy Church; and through the Divine mercy a fair measure of success."

A very worthy statement - if only more people could say it.

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