John Henry Newman

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Blessed John Henry Newman Cong. Orat.
Cardinal Deacon of San Giorgio in Velabro
John Henry Newman by Sir John Everett Millais
Portrait of Newman by
John Everett Millais, 1881
Appointed 12 May 1879
Reign ended 11 August 1890
Predecessor Tommaso Martinelli
Successor Francis Aidan Gasquet
Other posts Fellow of Oriel College, Oxford; Provost of the Birmingham Oratory
Created Cardinal 12 May 1879
Rank Cardinal deacon
Personal details
Born (1801-02-21)21 February 1801
London, England,
United Kingdom
Died 11 August 1890(1890-08-11) (aged 89)
Edgbaston, Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
Buried Oratory House,
Rednal, West Midlands, England, United Kingdom
Nationality British
Parents John Newman and Jemina Fourdrinier
Alma mater Trinity College, Oxford
  • Cor ad Cor Loquitur
  • (Heart speaks unto Heart)
Coat of arms {{{coat_of_arms_alt}}}
Feast day
  • 9 October (Roman Catholic Church),[1]
  • 11 August (Church of England)
Venerated in
Beatified 19 September 2010
Cofton Park, Birmingham, England
by Pope Benedict XVI
Attributes Cardinal's attire
Patronage Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham
Shrines Birmingham Oratory,
Edgbaston, England

John Henry Newman, Cong. Orat. (21 February 1801 – 11 August 1890) was an important person in Victorian Christianity in England. He was part of the Oxford Movement in Anglicanism which pushed for a more Catholic faith. He finally converted to to the Roman Catholic Church in 1845. He was made a Cardinal. He was beatified in 2010. He wrote many books, including an autobiography, and The Dream of Gerontius.

Early life and education[change | change source]

Newman was born on 21 February 1801 in the City of London,[2][3]

Evangelical[change | change source]

At the age of 15, during his last year at school, Newman was converted, an incident of which he wrote in his Apologia that it was "more certain than that I have hands or feet".[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Pope beatifies Cardinal Newman as his UK tour ends (with video clip)". BBC News. 19 September 2010.
  2. "CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: John Henry Newman". Retrieved 2017-07-08.
  3. "A Short Life of Cardinal Newman". The Tablet. The National Institute for Newman Studies.
  4. "Apologia, Chapter 1". Retrieved 31 August 2013.

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