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Triumph of Failure: John Henry Newman


The Triumph of Failure:  John Henry Newman is a biography of Blessed John Henry Newman, a mystic and for a time a leader of national proportions of the established Church of England and later a convert to Catholicism. Newman’s motto for his coat-of –arms: CoradCor Loquitur (Heart speaks to heart), is his spiritually in a nutshell. The heart-beat of the Divine in him was the romance of his entire life, the secret of his power that drew people of opposite schools of opinions and various philosophies, the young and the old, the orthodox and the modern towards him. This eloquent witness to Christ who lived a bloodless martyrdom, void of sham and ambition, living in communion with God while remaining alive to the problems of his age in the Church and in the society and could achieve intellectual and spiritual certainties for himself and for the collective existence of humanity was beatified in September 2010 by Pope Benedict XVI. Blessed Cardinal Newman is worthy to take his place among the saints and scholars such as St Bede, St Hilda, St Aelred, and Blessed Duns Scouts.

About the Author

Merlyn George, SCSC, a member of the Congregations of Sisters Mercy of the Holy Cross has done her research on John Henry Newman. She has been a teacher in school, Vocational Training Institutes, Holy Cross Women’s College, Ambikapur, Chhattisgarh, Salesian College, Sonada, Darjeeling, and North Bengal St. Xavier’s College, Rajganj, Siliguri. She is the Principal of St. Joseph College for women, Civil Lines, Gorakhpur, U.P. since 2010. She has published poems, articles in Journals, translation of short stories, a book, book reviews and edited books. The author loves to dwell on the wonder of the human psyche, the mysteries of the universe, and more so, on the far surpassing marvel of the God of faithful love and divine justice, of tenderness and compassion![/vc_column_text][/trx_block][/vc_column][/vc_row]






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