“The planting of Christ’s cross in the heart is sharp and trying; but the stately tree rears itself aloft, and has fair branches and rich fruit, and is good to look upon.”
–John Cardinal Newman, Parochial and Plain Sermons (quoted at end of “Witness to Holiness” in Newman 101.
When I interviewed Roderick Strange about Newman 101, (and if you haven’t read the interview yet, take a moment to visit this link–it’s a great interview)I asked him to share a favorite quote or prayer of Cardinal Newman, and he graciously shared quite a few. So I plan to share some over the next few blog posts.
The above quote is from Newman’s Parochial and Plain Sermons and quoted in Newman 101 in the chapter, “Witness to Holiness,” about the death of Newman.