On Tuesday 12 February 2019 Pope Francis cleared the way for the canonisation of the much-loved educationalist Cardinal John Henry Newman.
Cardinal Newman was declared a ‘Blessed’ – by Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI on his historic state visit to the UK in September 2010.
Many people know and love his prayer;
O Lord support us all the day long,
until the shadows 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 your mercy,
grant us a safe lodging and a holy rest,
and peace at the last.
by: Blessed Cardinal John Cardinal Henry Newman