The Tears of Christ meditations of St. John Henry Newman (1801–1890), published as a devotional aid for the season of Lent, are now re-produced in a handsome faux leather edition with space for personal journaling. Drawn chiefly from his sermons and gently modernized, these meditations offer a share in the fruit of Newman’s contemplation, that we might the better enjoy with him the “one thing which is all in all to us,” which is “to live in Christ’s presence, to hear his voice, to see his countenance.”



“Newman was at his most incisive and challenging in his sermons. This presentation of them makes his genius more accessible and engaging, and therefore more transformative. The Tears of Christ is a gift for those who seek to be disciples of the Lord.”

—Jonathan J. Reyes

Assistant General Secretary for Integral Human Development

United States Conference of Catholic Bishops


“St. John Henry Newman is the greatest theological writer in the English language and these carefully selected passages open up the depths and heights, intensity and breadth of his work. This volume is not only a rich guide for Lent but for the whole of Christian life.”

—Robert Royal, PhD

President, Faith & Reason Institute



St. John Henry Newman was born in England in 1801. He spent his early adult life as an Anglican priest and academic. Involved in what was known as the Oxford Movement, a movement within Anglicanism that supported the return to some Catholic beliefs and liturgical reform, he later left the Church of England. He converted to the Catholic Church, was ordained a Catholic priest, and years later was made a cardinal. Newman was widely known as a powerful preacher before and after his conversion to the Catholic Church, and was an extremely prolific author, writing sermons, essays, poetry, hymns, and an autobiography. He died in 1890, was beatified by Pope Benedict XVI in 2010, and was canonized by Pope Francis in 2019.

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The Tears of Christ: Meditations and Journal

  • Meditations offer a share in the fruit of Newman's contemplation.
  • Published as a devotional aid for the season of Lent, with space for personal journaling.
  • Re-produced in a handsome faux leather edition.
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