Tuesday, 10 May 2011

Marian devotion, Marian vocation

"You get to know Newman and you realize that he is Marian.  The story, as I’ve said, of his turning to the Church in the 1830s and 1940s is connected with that Marian devotion.  But it doesn’t come out very much in letters at the time and subsequently.  It’s in his privacy of his prayers and devotions and his diaries that one sees the very beginning of what became the very Marian vocation of Newman.”

- Fr Dermot Fenlon CO