Birmingham Oratory - Hagley Road - St Philip's...

Birmingham Oratory – Hagley Road – St Philip’s Grammar School – Blessed John Henry Cardinal Newman (Photo credit: ell brown)


“May the Lord support us all the day long,
till the shades lengthen and the evening comes,
and the busy world is hushed,
and the fever of life is over,
and our work is done.
Then in his mercy
may he give us a safe lodging,
and a holy rest,
and peace at the last. Amen.”
– Cardinal John Henry Newman (1801-1890)


When Things Go …

When Things Go Wrong
(Originally the prayer of Cardinal Newman, 1801-1890)

Newman window in Oriel

Newman window in Oriel (Photo credit: Lawrence OP)

“I will trust God. Whatever, wherever I am,
I can never be thrown away.
If I am in sickness, my sickness may serve him;
In perplexity, my perplexity may serve him.
He does nothing in vain. He knows what he is about.
He may take away my friends. He may throw me among strangers.
He may make me desolate, make my spirits sink,
Hide my future from me, still he knows what he is about.”