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John Henry Newman
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Title Page
Introduction      v.
Purity and Love—Love in the Innocent and the
   Penitent: July 1, 1849 [file 1]
     1.
Power of Prayer: July 8      3.
Causes which keep Men from Catholicity: July 22      4.
On Human Respect: July 22      5.
On the Gospel for Pentecost IX. [Christ weeping
   over Jerusalem]: July 29
     8.
On Private Judgment: August 5      9.
On the Fitness of Our Lady's Assumption: August 19    13.
On Want of Faith: August 26    15.
Prejudice as a Cause why Men are not Catholics:
    September 2
   17.
Faith and Doubt: September 30    19.
Maternity of Mary: October 14    21.
Purgatory: November 11    23.
On Man as Disobedient by Sin as Contrasted with
Mary
: December 9
   27.
On the Last Times of the World: December 16     29.
On the Catholic Church: January 6, 1850 [file 2]    32.
On Labour and Rest: January 27    34.
On Grace, the Principle of Eternal Life: February 24    36.
On Our Lord's Agony: March 24 (Palm Sunday)    38.
On the Particular Judgment: July 14    40.
On the Doctrine of Prayer as Reconciling us to the
Catholic Teaching about Our Blessed Lady
:
    August 11
   42.
On the Necessity of Securing our Election: October 6    44.
On External Religion: October 18    47.
On Death: December 1 (Advent Sunday) {xvi}    49.
On the Office of the Church—St. Thomas the Martyr:
    December 29
   52.
On the Name of Jesus: January 19, 1851    54.
On Disease as the Type of Sin: January 26
    (Third Epiphany)
   57.
On the Descent into Egypt: February 9
    (Fifth Epiphany)
   58.
On Labour—Our Work Here: February 16
    (Septuagesima)
   61.
On St. Paul the Type of the Church as Missionarising:
    February 23 (Sexagesima)
   62.
On the Accepted Time: March 9 (First Lent)    64.
On the Strong Man of Sin and Unbelief: March 23
    (Third Lent)
   66.
On Bearing Mockery: March 30 (Fourth Lent)    67.
On the Priesthood of Christ: April 6
    (Passion Sunday)
   69.
On Christ as Hidden: April 13 (Palm Sunday)    71.
Maria Addolorata: April 15 (Tuesday in Holy Week) [file 3]    73.
Faith the Basis of the Christian Empire: April 27
    (Low Sunday)
   75.
On Mary as the Pattern of the Natural World:
    May 1 (Month of Mary 1)
   78.
On the Good Shepherd and Lost Sheep: May 4
    (Second Easter)
   79.
On Mary as Our Mother: May 8 (Month of Mary 2)    80.
Oratory of Brothers—On the General Scope of the Institute:
    May 11 (Third Easter)
   82.
On the World Hating the Catholic Church: May 18
    (Fourth Easter)
   83.
The Life-Giving Spirit: June 8 (Whitsunday)    85.
The Rock of the Church—St. Peter and St. Paul:
    June 29
   86.
On the Death of the Sinner: August 10
    (Ninth Pentecost)
   87.
On Christ the Good Samaritan: August 31
    (Twelfth Pentecost) {xvii}
   89.
On the Addolorata—The Seven Dolours: September 28
    (Sixteenth Pentecost)
   90.
On the Patrocinium B.V.M.: October 26
    (Twentieth Pentecost)
   92.
The Immaculate Conception the Antagonist of an Impure Age:
    1851
   93.
The Special Charm of Christmas: 1851    95.
On Christian Peace: December 28 (Sunday in Octave
    of Christmas
)
   96.
On the Epiphany, as Christ's Reign Manifested to Faith:
    January 11, 1852
   98.
Self-Denial in Comforts: (No date)    99.
On the Character of the Christian Election—St. Paul's
    Conversion
: January 25
 100.
Present State of Our Oratory: February 1
    (Fourth Epiphany)
 102.
On Our Lady as in the Body: August 15
    (Eleventh Pentecost)
 104.
On the Peculiarities and Consequent Sufferings of
Our Lady's Sanctity
: December 8, 1853
 106.
[Nature and Grace]: July 23, 1854
    (Seventh Pentecost)
 109.
'No One can Come to Me Except the Father,' etc.:
    August 6 (Ninth Pentecost)
 110.
[Rejoicing with Mary]: August 20
    (Eleventh PentecostOctave of the Assumption) [file 4]
 112.
[Disease the Type of Sin]: September 3
    (Thirteenth Pentecost)
 114.
[Christmas Joy]: December 25  115.
Our Lady the Fulfilling of the Revealed Doctrine
of Prayer
: August 19, 1855
 117.
Thankfulness and Thanksgiving: August 26
    (Thirteenth Pentecost)
 118.
Service of God Contrasted with Service of Satan:
    September 2 (Fourteenth Pentecost)
 120.
Life of the Soul: September 9 (Fifteenth Pentecost)  121.
Septem Dolorum—Election: September 16
    (Sixteenth Pentecost) {xviii}
 122.
Love of God: September 23 (Seventeenth Pentecost)  124.
Christmas Day: December 25  125.
[Devotion to the Holy Eucharist]: May 25, 1856
    (Sunday within the Octave of Corpus Christi)
 127.
[On the Healing of the Deaf and Dumb Man]: July 27
    (Eleventh Pentecost)
 129.
[The Raising to Life of the Son of the Widow of Naim]:
    August 29 (Fifteenth Pentecost)
 131.
[Love of Our Neighbour]: September 7
    (Seventeenth Pentecost)
 133.
Seven Dolours: September 28 (Twentieth Pentecost)  135.
The Maternity of Mary: October 12
    (Twenty-second Pentecost)
 137.
Purity of Mary: October 19 (Twenty-third Pentecost)  138.
Omnipotence in Subjection: December 25
    (Christmas Day)
 140.
Suffering: December 28 (Sunday—Holy Innocents)  142.
Passage of Time: January 4, 1857
    (Octave of Holy Innocents)
 143.
Falling Away: April 5 (Palm Sunday)  144.
Whitsunday: May 31 [file 5]  145.
During Exposition for Troubles in India: October 11  147.
[The Church]: April 11, 1858 (Low Sunday)  155.
[The Holy Eucharist]: April 25 (Third Easter)  156.
[The Blessed Trinity]: May 30 (Trinity Sunday)  158.
Blessed Sebastian Valfre: January 30, 1859
    (Fourth Epiphany)
 159.
God the Stay of Eternity: August 19, 1860
    (Twelfth Pentecost)
 160.
[The Holy Angels—I]: September 2
    (Fourteenth Pentecost)
 161.
The Holy Angels—II: September 9 (Fifteenth Pentecost)  163.
The [Holy] Angels—III: September 16
    (Sixteenth Pentecost)
 165.
The Holy Angels—[IV]: September 30
    (Eighteenth Pentecost) {xix}
 166.
Cardinal Virtues—Prudence: October 7
    (Nineteenth Pentecost)
 167.
Cardinal Virtues—Justice: October 14
    (Twentieth Pentecost)
 168.
Cardinal Virtues—Fortitude: October 21
    (Twenty-first Pentecost)
 170.
Cardinal Virtues—Temperance: October 28
    (Twenty-second Pentecost)
 172.
State of Innocence: February 24, 1861
    (Second Lent)
 173.
State of Original Sin: March 3 (Third Lent)  174.
[Restoration]: March 10 (Fourth Lent)  176.
On the Gospel of the Day—[The Parable of the
    Servant Who owed Ten Thousand Talents]:
    November 2, 1862 (Twenty-first Pentecost) [file 6]
 178.
[Silent Joy]: April 5, 1863 (Easter Day)  182.
[Faith]: April 12 (Low Sunday)  184.
St. John the Saint of the Time, of the New Year, etc.—
    Old Year Ending, New Year Beginning, etc.:
    January 3, 1864
 185.
[The Pharisee and the Publican]: July 24
    (Tenth Pentecost)
 187.
[On the Gospel of the Sunday—The Healing of the Man
    Deaf and Dumb]: July 31 (Eleventh Pentecost)
 188.
[Love of God]: August 7 (Twelfth Pentecost)  189.
The One Sacrifice: August 7  189.
[Love of God]: August 14 (Thirteenth Pentecost)  190.
[The Life of Grace]: August 21 (Fourteenth Pentecost)  191.
[The Mass]: September 18  192.
[Eternity]: January 1, 1865  194.
[Sin]: March 5 (First Lent)  195.
[Omniscience of God]: December 2, 1866  196.
On the Gospel of Third Lent: March 20, 1870  198.
Gospel for Passion Sunday: April 3  200.
[Faith]: April 24 (Low Sunday)  201.
Patronage of St. Joseph: May 8 {xx}  203.
[The Omnipotence of God and Man's Free-Will]:
    August 7 (Ninth Pentecost)
 204.
[God Our Stay in Eternity]: August 28
    (Twelfth Pentecost)
 206.
[The Advent of Christ Foretold]: Christmas Day  207.
[Mysteries]: June, 1871 (Trinity Sunday)  208.
[The Visible Temple]: July 2  209.
The Jews—[Christ Weeping over Jerusalem]: July 30
    (Ninth Pentecost)
 213.
The Divine Judgments: August 6 (Tenth Pentecost)  213.
Continuing the Subject [of Divine Judgments]:
    August 13 (Eleventh Pentecost)
 215.
[Divine Judgments Continued]: August 20
    (Twelfth Pentecost)
 216.
[Divine Judgments Continued]: August 27
    (Thirteenth Pentecost)
 217.
[Divine Judgments Continued]: September 17
    (Sixteenth Pentecost)
 219.
[The Old and New Testaments]: September 24
    (Seventeenth Pentecost) [file 7]
 220.
[Victory of Good over Evil]: March 31, 1872
    (Easter Day)
 221.
[Faith Conquering the World]: April 7 (Low Sunday)  222.
[Faith Failing]: April 14 (Second Easter)  223.
[The Second Coming]: April 21 (Third Easter)  225.
[Prophecy]: April 28 (Fourth Easter)  227.
[Holy Scripture]: May 5 (Fifth Easter)  229.
[The Wonderful Spread of Christianity]: May 12
    (After Ascension)
 230.
[The Fall of Man]: June 9 (Third Pentecost)  231.
[The World, the Flesh, and the Devil]: June 16
    (Fourth Pentecost)
 232.
[The World Rejecting God]: June 23 (Fifth Pentecost)  234.
[Miracles—I]: August 4 (Eleventh Pentecost)  235.
[Miracles—II]: August 11 (Twelfth Pentecost)  236.
[Christ's Presence in the World]: August 18
    (Thirteenth Pentecost) {xxi}
 237.
[The 'Two Masters']: August 25 (Fourteenth Pentecost)  239.
[Miracles]: September 1 (Fifteenth Pentecost)  240.
['The Riches of His Glory']: September 8
    (Sixteenth Pentecost)
 242.
[Disease a Type of Sin]: September 22
    (Eighteenth Pentecost)
 243.
[Forgiveness of Injuries]: October 13
    (Twenty-first Pentecost)
 244.
[Final Perseverance]: October 20
    (Twenty-second Pentecost)
 246.
[Manifestation of the Kingdom of Christ]: January 12, 1873
    (Sunday in Epiphany)
 248.
[Men of Good Will]: January 27 (Third Epiphany)  249.
[God Our Stay in Eternity]: March 2 (First Lent)  250.
[The Lost Sheep the Type of Fallen Man]: June 22
    (Third Pentecost)
 251.
[The New Year]: January 4, 1874  252.
[The Jewish and the Christian Church]: June 28
    (Fifth Pentecost)
 253.
[Revelation—Word of God (I)]: August 2
    (Tenth Pentecost)
 255.
Revelation—Word of God [II]: August 9
    (Eleventh Pentecost)
 255.
[The Seen and the Unseen Worlds]: March 28, 1875
    (Easter Day) [file 8]
 257.
The Sacred Heart: June 6 (Third Pentecost)  258.
[Christmas Joy]: Christmas Day  260.
[The Martyrs]: December 26 (St. Stephen)  262.
[Life a Pilgrimage]: January 9, 1876  264.
[Christ Our Fellow-Sufferer]: February 20
    (Sexagesima)
 265.
[Communion with God]: February 27 (Quinquagesima)  266.
[Sin]: First Lent [1876]  267.
[Hell]: March 12 (Second Lent)  268.
[Punishment of Sin]: March 19 (Third Lent)  269.
How to Escape Purgatory: March 26 (Fourth Lent)  270.
[Gifts of the Resurrection]: April 16 (Easter Day) {xxii}  271.
[The First and Second Advents] November 19
    (Twenty-fourth PentecostSixth Epiphany)
 273.
[The Second Advent]: December 3 (First Advent)  274.
The Immaculate Conception: December 10
    (Second Advent)
 275.
[Signs of the Second Advent]: December 17
    (Third Advent)
 276.
[The First Advent]: December 24 (Fourth Advent)  277.
[The Past not Dead]: December 31  278.
[Particular Providence]: May 13, 1877 (After Ascension)  280.
[The Holy Trinity]: May 27 (Trinity Sunday)  281.
[Anger]: June 24 (Fifth Pentecost)  282.
[The End of Man]: August 5  284.
[The Coming of the Holy Ghost]: June 9, 1878
    (Pentecost)
 285.
On the New Creation: July 21 and 28
    (Sixth and Seventh Pentecost)
 287.
[Faith and Thanksgiving]: (Twentieth Pentecost)  288.

Catechetical Instructions [file 9]
The Creed—De Deo—I: August 28, 1849  289.
De Deo—II: [September 4]  291.
De Angelis—III: September 11  292.
De Mundo Visibili et Brutis—IV: September 25  293.
De Gratia et Gratia Amissa—V: October 2  294.
De Redemptione—VI: October 9  296.
De Trinitate—VII: October 16  297.
De Filio Dei—VIII: October 23  298.
De Domino Seu Regno Christi—IX: October 30  298.
De Nativitate Christi ex Virgine—X: November 6  299.
Passus et Crucifixus—XI: November 13  301.
Mortuus, Sepultus—XII: November 20  302.
Resurrexit et Ascendit—XIII: November 27  303.
Inde Venturus Est, etc.—XIV: December 4  304.
Et in Spiritum Sanctum—XV: December 11  306.
Sanctam Ecclesiam Catholicam—XVI: December 18 {xxiii}   306.
Remissionem Peccatorum—XVII: January 4, 1850  306.
Carnis Resurrectionem—XVIII: January 8  307.
Vitam Eternam—XIX: January 11  308.
[Christian Knowledge]: January 3, 1858
    (Octave of St. John)
 310.
[The Creed]: January 10  311.
[Revelation—I]: January 17  313.
[Revelation—II]: January 24  315.
[Faith]: January 31  316.
[Apostles' Creed—I]: February 7  317.
[Creed—II]: February 21  318.
[First Article of the Creed]: February 28  319.
[Creed, First Article Continued]: March 7  320.
(Sunday afternoon lectures) May 8, 1859  322.
[Faith—I]: May 15  322.
[Faith —II]: May 22  323.
[Faith—III]: May 29  326.
[Faith —IV]: July 3  329.
On Love: August 14  330.
Confirmation: June 3, 1860  332.
Notes  334.

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SERMON NOTES

OF

JOHN HENRY CARDINAL NEWMAN

1849 - 1878

 

EDITED BY

FATHERS OF THE BIRMINGHAM ORATORY

  

 

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