With this 2nd miracle, canonization could now come as early as next year.
Pope Benedict XVI beatified Newman in Birmingham in 2010.
The miraculous healing that led to his beatification was also of an American. Deacon Jack Sullivan, a permanent deacon serving near Boston, inexplicably recovered from a crippling spinal condition after praying for Newman’s intercession.
“It looks now as if Newman might be canonized, all being well, later next year,” Bishop Philip Egan of Portsmouth has said.
The news of the miracle comes as a new book of Advent meditations from Newman is available.
The Augustine Institute recently released Waiting for Christ: Meditations for Advent and Christmas.
It is intended as a devotional aid, for 10 minutes of daily spiritual reading between the feast of St. Andrew (November 30) and the traditional date of the Epiphany (January 6).
The book reflects the deep understanding of the human heart for which Newman was known.
Since you are here…
…we’d like to have one more word with you. We are excited to report that Aleteia’s readership is growing at a rapid rate, world-wide! Our team proves its mission every day by providing high-quality content that informs and inspires a Christian life. But quality journalism has a cost and it’s more than ads can cover. We want our articles to be accessible to everyone, free of charge, but we need your help. To continue our efforts to nourish and inspire our Catholic family, your support is invaluable. Become an Aleteia Patron today for as little as $3 a month. May we count on you?