Comfort in Sorrow
Words of Consolation from John Henry Newman
Blessed John Henry Cardinal Newman is recognized as one of the greatest spiritual writers of the last two hundred years. Here are his words of consolation for all who are bereaved. Cardinal Manning spoke of John Henry Newman as a 'preacher of justice, of piety and of compassion'. Nowhere can this be seen more clearly than in his letters to those who were mourning the death of a loved one. This selection links his correspondence with words of comfort from his sermons and other writings. In his lifetime, many found strength and consolation from Newman's sympathy. These words can be used in times of personal grief as well as to bring consolation to others.