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Prayer In Newman by Giovanni Velocci.

Prayer in Newman

Giovanni Velocci, C.SS.R.
Translated, with an Introduction, by

Thanks to the skill of Father Nicholas Gregoris, the publication in English translation of Giovanni Velocci’s important work Prayer in Newman will bring before a wider audience a significant study. In a few pages are drawn together from Newman’s sermons and meditations, both Anglican and Catholic, his reflections on the life of prayer. Moreover, this little work reveals Newman himself to be a masterful teacher of the art of prayer and - most important - to be essentially a man of prayer. In Father Velocci’s memorable phrase, “prayer became the preferred occupation of Newman.”

As the cause for Cardinal Newman’s canonization continues to advance, this timely translation,will serve to highlight the central fact that we find in Newman’s inner life that profound longing for union with God in prayer which is surely the hallmark of saints.
-The Very Reverend Paul Chavasse of the Birmingham Oratory - Postulater of the cause for the Canonization of Cardinal Newman.


Softcover : 96 pages

The Reverend Giovanni Velocci, a priest of the Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer (popularly known as the Redemptorists), is a professor of Church history and the history of theology. He is also widely acknowledged as a preeminent Newman scholar, with numerous works published in this field. Of particular interest to readers of the present volume is his book Newman: Il Coraggio della Verità (Newman: The Courage of the Truth).

The Reverend Nicholas L. Gregoris, a member of the Priestly Society of the Blessed John Henry Cardinal Newman, holds a bachelor’s degree in theology from the Pontifical Gregorian University and a licentiate and doctorate in theology from the Pontifical Theological Faculty of the Marianum in Rome. He is the author of many articles, as well as “The Daughter of Eve Unfallen”: Mary in the Theology and Spirituality of John Henry Newman (Newman House Press).