‘It was like coming into port after a rough sea.’

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At the end of Newman’s  day, let’s listen again to his words…
‘From the time that I became a Catholic, of course I have no further history of my religious opinions to narrate. In saying this, I do not mean to say that my mind has been idle, or that I have given up thinking on theological subjects; but that I have had no variations to record, and have had no anxiety of heart whatever. I have been in perfect peace and contentment; I never have had one doubt. I was not conscious to myself, on my conversion, of any change, intellectual or moral, wrought in my mind. I was not conscious of firmer faith in the fundamental truths of Revelation, or of more self-command; I had not more fervour; but it was like coming into port after a rough sea; and my happiness on that score remains to this day without interruption.’


Pope John Paul II – Limerick – 35 years ago

‘Satan, the tempter, the adversary of Christ, will use all his might and all hisdeceptions to win Ireland for the way of the world. What a victory he would gain, what a blow he would inflict on the Body of Christ in the world, if he could seduce Irish men and women away from Christ.’ – Pope Saint John Paul II in Limerick, 1.10.1979

Keep in mind, that battle is still going on.

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