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10 Ways to Learn More about Soon-to-be-Saint John Henry Newman

Allyson Kenny

February 13, 2019
Blessed John Henry Newman is seen in a portrait provided by the Catholic Church in England and Wales. (CNS photo/courtesy of the Catholic Church of England and Wales)
Blessed John Henry Newman is seen in a portrait provided by the Catholic Church in England and Wales.
(CNS photo/courtesy of the Catholic Church of England and Wales)

Breaking news out of the Vatican today:
The second miracle has been approved in the cause for Blessed John Henry Newman’s canonization, guaranteeing he will become a saint.

Want to learn more about this towering figure in the modern Catholic Church?
Here are some helpful resources to get you started:

 
The famous 1881 portrait of Cardinal Newman by Sir John Everett Millais (National Portrait Gallery, UK).

Ponder this reflection by Fr. Thomas Rosica, CSB

 

Watch this interview with world-renowned Newman scholar Fr. Ian Ker:

 

Read Newman’s autobiography, Apologia Pro Sua Vita, or listen to a recording of it in the public domain:

 

Do some “three-minute theology” with Prof. Thomas Poynor of St. Leo University in Florida:

 

Listen to one of the famous hymns written by Newman:

"Lead, Kindly Light":
"Praise to the Holiest in the Heights":
 
Enjoy these 97 “aphorisms and apothegms” inspired by Newman’s writings
John Henry Newman reading
Bl. John Henry Newman reading
 
Pop some popcorn and put on a longer, documentary-length feature about Newman:
Lead Kindly, Light (Ignatius Press):
CATHOLICISM: The Pivotal Players – John Henry Newman:
St. John’s Timeline Project – John Henry Newman (from the Anglican/interdenominational St. John's Cottage, Nottingham Seminary):
 
 
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