Saint John Henry Newman, our Cardinal - pray for us
"Yes, ...not Saints alone, not Doctors only, not Preachers only, shall be ours - but Martyrs, too, shall re-consecrate the soil to God...We are engaged in a great, a joyful work, but in proportion to God's grace is the fury of His enemies. They have welcomed us as the lion greets his prey...
To set up the Church again in England is too great an act to be done in a corner. We have had reason to expect that such a boon would not be given to us without a cross. It is not God's way that great blessings should descend without the sacrifice first of great sufferings."
St John Henry Newman, Cong. Orat.