St John Henry Newman’s The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Be inspired by the wisdom of St John Henry Newman on the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

Even as an Anglican, St John Henry Newman saw the sense of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. As he explains in this sermon: “We find that it is simply in harmony with the substance and main outlines of the doctrine of the Incarnation, and that without it Catholic teaching would have a character of incompleteness, and would disappoint our pious expectations.”

In this sermon, first published in Discourses Addressed to Mixed Congregations, under the title “The Fitness of the Glories of Mary”, he explains the importance of the doctrine of the Assumption and why it makes sense. Read his inspiring words for yourself on screen below, or download the extract for your personal use here.

 

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"The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary" is extracted from Saint John Henry Newman: His Life and Works.

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