New Catholic World Volume 67

New Catholic World Volume 67

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1898 edition. Excerpt: ...meet his frigid manner. Later they got on perfectly well, and when Newman had been formally approved by the Sovereign Pontiff, and felt that people no longer looked upon him with suspicion (as he used to imagine that they did), all the ice of his manner disappeared. It was this sign of approval that was the most gratifying element to him in his elevation to the purple. In the broad outline of things, such as the extension of the church in England, devotion to the church in general, and zeal for the glory of God, the aims, hopes, and wishes of both cardinals were the same; and they were also alike in the high moral atmosphere in which they breathed. I have never known two characters so entirely free from every vice as these two were. Imperfections there might be in them--a certain high and mighty intolerance of bad taste in Newman, a childish petulance in Wiseman--but nothing more. Newman, indeed, lived in a spiritual world of his own, peopled by angels, more really present to his mind than the human beings who surrounded him. And when we consider his utter devotion to his friends, and his royal way of giving himself to those whom he really loved, like Father Ambrose St. John, we can a little realize what his spirituality must have been. The friendship which he inspired was ideal. Men were content to efface themselves where he was concerned; it seemed to those who loved him a matter of course, and no self-sacrifice would have appeared to them worth a moment's hesitation if they might thereby have added to his happiness, or have procured for him a few more years of life and usefulness. He was a David to many Jonathans, though none were so closely knit to his soul as the Jonathan of his youth, Father St. John. Cardinal Wiseman, on the...show more

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  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 17mm | 572g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236831616
  • 9781236831613