St. John Henry Newman—Use of Saints’ Days
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“We crowd these all up into one day; we mingle together in the brief remembrance of an hour all the choicest deeds, the holiest lives, the noblest labors, the most precious sufferings, which the sun ever saw.”
Happy Solemnity of All Saints!
Today’s reading is of a sermon from St. John Henry Newman’s Anglican period, given while he was vicar at St. Mary’s of Oxford and on the occasion of the Feast of All Saints.
Newman was renowned for these sermons, and congregants would flock to University Church of St. Mary’s to hear him preach. His sermons from this period remain among the greatest Christian discourses of all time; they are as inspired, striking, and challenging today as when they were first delivered—and this one is no exception.
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