Speak the name, Jesus, slowly, quietly and reverently, and you will gain a moment of peace and reflection. It’s as if in one monent, all that Jesus is fills us with love, comfort and hope. Blessed John Newman speaks to this eloquently, “To holy people, the very name of Jesus is a name to feed upon, a name to transport. His name can raise the dead and transfigure and beautify the living.” – Blessed John Henry Newman.
Also known as Cardinal Newman (1801-1890), he founded the Catholic University of Ireland (now University College, Dublin) and was a noted author in the church. Pope Benedict XVI beatified Newman in 2010, and his canonization is pending.