This time, and the little brown package usually comes about every quarter, includes an excellent little booklet on Newman. It contains both some of his thoughts for use in a Novena and also a daily reflection for each day of the month. It might be fun to offer this reflection on a daily basis, though if you're like me you would much prefer to have the written material to hand. The Internet is great, but it's never better than the book. You'll be able to get the booklet in most catholic bookstores or, if your parish has a CTS stand, at the back of Church. The Newman Prayer Book costs just £1.95 and has been written by the Oratory Fathers of Birmingham with an introduction from Fr Richard Duffield. The CTS write:
The forthcoming beatification of John Henry Newman has led, perhaps more than ever, to a need for a simple Newman Prayer Book.
This selection of brief extracts from Cardinal Newman’s Meditations and Devotions will introduce people to the mind and spirit of Newman, and enable many to prepare and participate in the Church’s joy.
The selection of extracts has been arranged so that there is a prayer for each day of the month. Two morning and evening prayers, taken from his unpublished writings, are also included.
A Novena, composed from Newman’s writings, allowing people to pray through Newman’s intercession completes the Prayer Book.