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Paraclete to release Newman’s “Meditations and Devotions” in time for Vatican announcement

July 3, 2019 – As the Vatican announces the canonization of St. John Henry Newman on October 13, 2019, Paraclete Press prepares to release his Meditations and Devotions (Pub date August 1, 2019 | ISBN 978-1-64060-383-7 | Trade paperback | 164 pp | $15.99).

Newman’s Meditations and Devotions was first published in 1893, three years after his death. The great 19th century priest, writer, convert, and cardinal had long wanted to compose a book of devotions that might be used on a calendar basis, but that project never materialized during his lifetime. After his death, his literary executor compiled the meditations and devotions here, all of which were part of Newman’s daily spiritual practice. New to this edition are beautiful original illustrations to accompany Newman’s meditations on the Stations of the Cross.

St. John Henry Newman (1801-1890) was a poet and theologian. He was first an Anglican priest and founder of the Oxford Movement, and later became a Catholic priest and cardinal. His autobiography Apologia Pro Vita Sua is one of the great Christian classics.

Contact:  For more information or for a review copy, contact Publicist Rachel McKendree at or 1-800-451-5006 x 301.