Catholic Culture Dedication
Catholic Culture Dedication

St. John Henry Newman—Fasting a Source of Trial

By James T. Majewski ( bio - articles - email ) | Mar 06, 2020 | In Catholic Culture Audiobooks (Podcast)

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“Perhaps this is the truest view of such exercises, that in some wonderful, unknown way they open the next world for good and evil upon us...”

Newman originally gave this sermon for the first Sunday of Lent, reflecting upon Christ’s fasting and temptation in the desert.

To be sure, it is prayer, almsgiving, and fasting that both the Scriptures and the Fathers of the Church insist upon, and which the Church calls each of us to during this and every Lent; so Newman’s subjects is well worth reflecting upon at the outset of our own Lenten practices.

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James T. Majewski is Director of Customer Relations for, the “voice” of Catholic Culture Audiobooks, and co-host of Criteria: The Catholic Film Podcast. Based in New York City, he holds both a BA in Philosophy and an MFA in Acting. See full bio.

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