John Henry Newman: Meditations and Devotions
These meditations and devotions have been selected by Ian Ker from the collection gathered together and published after Newman’s death by his secretary and friend William Neville of the Birmingham Oratory
Often surprisingly simple and direct, they combine the traditional language of Catholic devotion with Newman’s own distinct voice. The bulk of the material is made up of meditations on Christian doctrine, with a selection of his devotions to Mary. Also included is his profound but delightful ‘A Short Road to Perfection’, which expresses vividly Newman’s guiding conviction that we have no more to do to love and obey God than to perform our ordinary duties well.