O God, who for the salvation of souls willed that the Bishop Saint Francis de Sales become all things to all, graciously grant that, following his example, we may always display the gentleness of your charity in the service of our neighbor. We honor the gentle giant, pastor of souls, spiritual father of many, author, […]
The life and works of the members of the Oratory of Saint Philip Neri –the Oratorians– is not well known in the USA. There are 8 established Oratories in the USA (and several in formation) but they are generally small communities of priests and brothers with a group of laity who follow in the spirituality […]
Father, you continually raise up your faithful to the glory of holiness. In your love kindle in us the fire of the Holy Spirit who so filled the heart of Philip Neri. In so many ways Saint Philip Neri is a saint, a witness to the work of the Holy Spirit in this world. This […]
O God, the source of wisdom’s fire, Who formed the mind of man In complex and mysterious ways Within Your loving plan, We thank You now for calling forth This priest who praised Your Name By teaching and exalting you In words of living flame. John Henry Newman, England’s son, Was formed in Oxford’s […]
O God, who bestowed on the priest Blessed John Henry Newman the grace to follow Your kindly light and find peace in Your Church; graciously grant that, through his intercession and example, we may be led out of shadows and images into the fulness of Your truth. “God has created me to do him […]
One of the epitaphs of Saint Philip Neri’s is: “Philip Neri, learned and wise, by sharing the pranks of children himself became a child again.” Father Frederick Miller’s excellent article ”Saint Philip Neri and the Priesthood” gives a glimpse into this wonderful saint. On a personal note, I went to Neri’s tomb at the Chiesa […]
Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice. Let all men know your forbearance. The Lord is at hand. Father, You continually raise up Your faithful to the glory of holiness. In Your love kindle in us the fire of the Holy Spirit who so filled the heart of Philip Neri. More […]
The London Telegraph ran a story about the theologians’ acceptance/approval of the miracle put forward by Cardina John Henry Newman’s postulator. It’s an American helping a Brit. Now the information is on the Pope’s desk. “People” are hoping for a beatification ceremony in the autumn. Deo volente. Read the story here.