A reminder that next Saturday we'll be holding our Newman Society Lenten retreat at St Leos College, UQ.
It'll be a half day retreat and it's a great opportunity to get a spiritual start to the semester.
Where: St Leos College- College Road, The University of Queensland, St Lucia
When: Saturday 16th March
9:30am Registration for a 10am start-2pm (morning tea & lunch provided)
What to Bring: Pen, Paper, Bible (optional but I personally prefer reading from it
to paper) and an Open Heart.
Feel free to invite anyone we haven't already invited.
While this retreat is aimed at uni students, Newman Alumni and friends are welcome to join us :-D!...oh and it's also FREE
Yes it's that time of year again! And what's a Ball without an amazing theme to go with it? This October we'll be bring back the grace and style of the regency era!
When: 7:00pm, 19th October
Where: Berkleys on Ann
(corner Edward & Ann st in the city)
Dress: Regency era (Think Jane Austen and when in doubt, google it)
Price: $80 in advance $85 at the door
TICKETS ON SALE THIS FRIDAY!
See you there :-D
Just a reminder that our weekly meetings have started up again.
When?: 1pm Wednesday & 2pm Friday
Where?: Chaplaincy Centre (Building 38)
See you all there! :-)
P.S. Hope everyone's studies are going well.
Just a reminder that tomorrow we'll have a stall at the Youth Ministry Expo at St Stephen's Cathedral following the young adults mass.
Here are the details:
Youth Mass celebrated by Archbishop Mark Coleridge
Youth Ministry Expo, BBQ and Concert
NET Ministries Australia
So come along and support our society! Please also join me in praying that tomorrow's weather is as beautiful as today's was!
It's BBQ time again! :-D
When: Friday May 4th
Where: Grassy Knoll (adjacent the Union complex)
Time: 9am (8am set up) - 2ish
Right now we're looking for volunteers to help out at the stall, Even if it's for just an hour. As an incentive you'll get free lunch and a drink if you help out.
Leave us a message on the facebook page or shoot us an email if you can spare some time.
If you can't volunteer then give up a little cash and have a cheap lunch and drink to support our awesome society!
Hope to see you all there!
Newman could give his message in many ways, at length in a book, or in a speech, or even in a phrase. Now he had to see about his Cardinal's coat of arms and chose a motto for it. He chose with care and in four Latin words he gave men a summary of much that he had believed and practised all his life. In the Christian religion you do not just hold by a set of doctrines, but you love the person of Christ. God speaks to you, and you speak to Him. And in all human relationships the same truth holds — you cannot pass on ideas or advice or orders as though you were handing on a parcel. As a priest, a teacher, a friend, Newman had always tried to speak as a person to a person, directly, with insight and with love.
So now there was his motto, for all to see: Cor ad cor loquitur. "Heart speaks to heart."
— Joyce Sugg, John Henry Newman: Snapdragon in the Wall
When John Henry Newman was created Cardinal in 1879, he did not have his own crest designed, but adapted one from the 17th century, which he had inherited from his father. He did not formulate his motto, but altered a phrase from the 17th century - cor cordi loquitur - that seemed so familiar to him that he assumed he had it from the Bible or the Imitation of Christ. He actually remembered it from a letter by Francis de Sales from which he had quoted in 1855 in a public letter on university preaching. It seems that Newman never explained his motto, cor ad cor loquitur, but it is obvious that in his coat of arms, motto and crest complement one another to form one illustration of a fundamental principle of the Christian faith that profoundly shaped Newman’s way of life, his theological thinking and his pastoral endeavours.
God Speaks to Man
Man Speaks to Man
Man Speaks to God
In the Most Holy Eucharist
We're holding a retreat to not only get to know all of our fantastic members, new and old, but also get a spiritual treat for the start of semester and Lent.
Date: Saturday 10th March
Where: Duchesne College Chapel
What to Bring: Pen, Paper, Bible (optional, verses covered will be on a flyer),
An Open Heart.
As many of us are poor, struggling uni students >insert forlorn sigh here<
this event is completely free with lunch provided at the end.
For more information and to register check out our facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/267020453368382/
alternatively you can contact Kachi (0434147083), Lucy (0404378587)
or Jon (0404671592).
Please let us know asap whether you can make it for catering purposes.
See you there!
Tomorrow is Market Day @ UQ St Lucia and, once again, we have a stall. We're number 125 in the Great Court...not sure where we are in the Great Court but look for the big blue Newman Society poster, blue and white balloons and happy faces. You can't miss us!
Come along and support our club. Come on, be awesome!...
And if that's not enough incentive there's a heap of free food and goodies to be had!
Market day runs from 10am-3pm.
See u there! :-D
Now the great power of the Rosary lies in this, that it makes the Creed into a prayer; of course, the Creed is in some sense a prayer and a great act of homage to God; but the Rosary gives us the great truths of His life and death to meditate upon, and brings them nearer to our hearts. And so we contemplate all the great mysteries of His life and His birth in the manger; and so too the mysteries of His suffering and His glorified life. But even Christians, with all their knowledge of God, have usually more awe than love of Him, and the special virtue of the Rosary lies in the special way in which it looks at these mysteries; for with all our thoughts of Him are mingled thoughts of His Mother, and in the relations between Mother and Son we have set before us the Holy Family, the home in which God lived. Now the family is, even humanly considered, a sacred thing; how much more the family bound together by supernatural ties, and, above all, that in which God dwelt with His Blessed Mother.
-Blessed John Henry Cardinal Newman, 5 October 1879
God has created me to do him some definite service; he has committed some work to me which he has not committed to another. I have my mission — I may never know it in this life, but I shall be told it in the next. I have a part in a great work; I am a link in a chain, a bond of connection between persons.
— Bl John Henry Cardinal Newman
The posts on this blog are completed by the 2013 executive to keep all members up to date on the latest Newman news
“Dear Lord, help me to spread thy fragrance everywhere I go.
Flood my soul with Thy spirit and life.
Penetrate and possess my whole being so utterly that all my life may only be a radiance of Thine.
Shine through me, and be so in me that every soul I come in contact with may feel Thy presence in my soul.
Let them look up and see no longer me but only Thee O Lord!
Stay with me, and then I shall begin to shine as Thou shinest; so to shine as to be a light to others.
The light O Lord will be all from Thee; none of it will be mine;
It will be Thou, shining on others through me.
Let me thus praise Thee in the way Thou dost love best, by shining on those around me.
Let me preach Thee without preaching, not by words but by my example, by the catching force, the sympathetic influence of what I do, the evident fullness of the love my heart bears to Thee.”
—Bl John Henry Cardinal Newman