[Saint] John Henry Newman

OCTOBER 9th is the memorial of BLESSED JOHN HENRY NEWMAN who is soon to be made a Saint by Pope Francis.

He wrote: “God knows me and calls me by my name. God has created me to do Him some definite service; He has committed some work to me which He has not committed to another… Somehow I am necessary for His purposes… He has not created me for nothing… Therefore I will trust Him.”

This reminds us all that we are not here by mistake. We can all experience the pressure to be what other people want us to be – the pressure to look, act and dress in certain ways to fit in. Yet you were created to be uniquely you.

Let us pray for all those who struggle to be themselves, and we ask for the intercessions (prayers) of John Henry Newman. Blessed John Henry Newman: Pray for us.

Think: Doing God’s will is the surest way of a life of joy. What’s your purpose? What were you made for?

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