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Cardinal Newman - Radiating Christ

 

  


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Blessed Cardinal John Henry Newman will be canonized
on October 13, 2019.

The prayer below, which he composed, is prayed daily
after Communion by the LMCs.

 

Radiating Christ

by Blessed John Henry Newman

Dear Jesus, help us to spread Your fragrance
everywhere we go.
Flood our souls with Your Spirit and Life.
Penetrate and possess our whole being so utterly,
that our lives may only be a radiance of Yours.
Shine through us, and be so in us, that every soul we come
in contact with may feel Your presence in our soul.
Let them look up and see no longer us but only Jesus!
Stay with us and then we shall begin to shine, as You shine;
So to shine as to be a light to others;
the light, O Jesus, will be all from You,
none of it will be ours;
it will be You shining on others through us.
Let us thus praise You in the way You love best, by shining on those around us.
Let us preach You by our words and by our example,
by the catching force, the sympathetic influence of what we do,
the evident fullness of the love our hearts bear to You. Amen.