Communio

…bearing with one another in love, making every effort to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.

Category: Oratorian saints and blesseds

Hymn for Blessed John Henry Newman’s feast day

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 […]

Saint Philip Neri

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 […]

Cardinal Newman is set for beatification

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.