Friday, October 08, 2010

Ex umbris et imaginibus in veritatem

""Lead kindly light amid the encircling gloom, lead Thou me on", Newman wrote in The Pillar of the Cloud; and for him Christ was the light at the heart of every kind of darkness.

For his tomb he chose the inscription: Ex umbris et imaginibus in veritatem (From shadows and images into the Truth); and it was clear at the end of his life’s journey that Christ was the truth he had found"

Letter of Pope John Paul II to The Most Reverend Vincent Nichols Archbishop of Birmingham on 22 January 2001 on the occasion of the two hundredth anniversary of the birth of Blessed John Henry Newman

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