St. John Henry Newman—On the Fitness of the Glories of Mary

By James T. Majewski ( bio - articles - email ) | Aug 15, 2020 | In Catholic Culture Audiobooks (Podcast)

Listen to this podcast on: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts

Episodes in this podcast beyond the most recent 15 are limited to Catholic Culture subscribers only. Log in or subscribe now (free) to get all the episodes!

This is a listener-supported podcast! Thanks for your help!

“Her glories are not only for the sake of her Son they are for our sakes also.”

Happy Solemnity of the Assumption, everyone!

Listeners may recall that for the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception last December, we featured another work by Newman titled The Glories of Mary for the Sake of Her Son. Today’s reading, On the Fitness of the Glories of Mary, is taken from the same volume.

Whereas in The Glories of Mary for the Sake of Her Son, Newman focuses primarily upon the then soon-to-be-defined dogma of the Immaculate Conception, here he draws special attention to Mary’s Assumption, and to the fitness—or, as he says, becomingness—of both dogmas.

Newman further points out that Mary’s glories are not only for the sake of her Son, but for the sake of us, the rest of her children, as well. So too may our celebration of this high feast day redound not only to God’s glory and her honor, but to an ever more true devotion to Our Lady and to Jesus living in her.

Notes

On the Fitness of the Glories of Mary Full text: http://www.newmanreader.org/works/discourses/discourse18.html

Go to http://www.catholicculture.org/getaudio to register for FREE access to the full archive of audiobooks beyond the most recent 15 episodes.

Theme music: 2 Part Invention, composed by Mark Christopher Brandt, performed by Thomas Mirus. ©️2019 Heart of the Lion Publishing Co./BMI. All rights reserved.

James T. Majewski is a stage, film, and voice actor based in New York City, holding a BA in Philosophy and an MFA in Acting. He is the host and narrator for Catholic Culture Audiobooks. See full bio.

Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in.

All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a current donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!

There are no comments yet for this item.