St. Maria de Mattias statue on Founders Plaza

St. Maria De Mattias (1805-1866)
Canonized May 18, 2003

Providence of God

St. Maria De Mattias founded The Adorers of the Blood of Christ on March 4, 1834. She trusted in the Providence of God throughout her life and often encouraged others to pray these words. Newman University was founded by The Adorers of the Blood of Christ on September 12, 1933.

Providence of God,
Providence of the eternal,
almighty and merciful God,
Providence that has provided,
still provides and always
will provide.
Provide also for us,
most holy triune God,
In all our common
and private necessities.
So I believe, so I hope,
so it shall always be.
May your most holy will
be done in everything.


Blessed John Henry Newman

Blessed John Henry Newman (1801-1890)
Beatified by Pope Benedict XVI
September 19, 2010

Lead, Kindly Light

by Blessed John Henry Newman (1834)

Lead, Kindly Light, amid the encircling gloom,
Lead Thou me on;

The night is dark, and I am far from home,
Lead Thou me on.

Keep Thou my feet;

I do not ask to see the distant scene;

one step enough for me.

I was not ever thus, nor prayed that
Thou shouldst lead me on;

I loved to choose and see my path; but now
Lead Thou me on.

I loved the garish day, and, spite of fears, pride ruled my will;

remember not past years.

So long Thy power hath blessed me, sure it still
Will lead me on.

O'er moor and fen, o'er crag and torrent, till
The night is gone;

And with the morn those angel faces smile,

Which I have loved long since, and lost awhile.