John Henry Newman

English cleric, cardinal and saint (1801-1890)

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 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.

John Henry Newman

Cardinal Deacon of San Giorgio in Velabro
John Henry Newman by Sir John Everett Millais
Portrait of Newman by
John Everett Millais, 1881
Appointed12 May 1879
Term ended11 August 1890
PredecessorTommaso Martinelli
SuccessorFrancis Aidan Gasquet
Other postsFellow of Oriel College, Oxford; Provost of the Birmingham Oratory
Created cardinal12 May 1879
by Pope Leo XIII
RankCardinal deacon
Personal details
Born(1801-02-21)21 February 1801
London, England,
United Kingdom
Died11 August 1890(1890-08-11) (aged 89)
Edgbaston, Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
BuriedOratory House,
Rednal, West Midlands, England, United Kingdom
ParentsJohn Newman and Jemina Fourdrinier
Alma materTrinity College, Oxford
  • Cor ad Cor Loquitur
  • (Heart speaks unto Heart)
Coat of armsJohn Henry Newman's coat of arms
Feast day
  • 9 October (Roman Catholic Church),[1]
  • 11 August (Church of England)
Venerated in
Beatified19 September 2010
Cofton Park, Birmingham, England
by Pope Benedict XVI
AttributesCardinal's attire
PatronagePersonal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham
ShrinesBirmingham Oratory,
Edgbaston, England

Early life and education change

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

Evangelical change

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

  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 8 July 2017.
  3. "A Short Life of Cardinal Newman". The Tablet. The National Institute for Newman Studies.
  4. "Apologia, Chapter 1". Retrieved 31 August 2013.

Other websites change

Writings change