The International Centre maintains a library devoted to all the published works of Newman along with the vast majority of existing translations in other languages. In addition, a great many studies and articles, in a variety of languages, have been collected on Newman and his times. Thus students and others from Rome, Italy and abroad can find the literature necessary for their Newman research and are afforded an opportunity for consultation and assistance. At the same time, the library is at the service of the Bishops and the Holy See to offer advice on various aspects of Newman’s teaching, for example, in conjunction with the Episcopal Synods or on the occasion of commemorative events connected with the English Cardinal.
The Centre constitutes a point of reference for scholars and friends of Newman throughout the world who keep it informed of new publications and major academic and religious events. The Centre in turn collects this information and distributes a Circular Letter to these people worldwide with updated bibliographies, news of common interest, and reflections on Newman for the present day.
Faithful to the motto ‚Cor ad cor loquitur‘ from the cardinalatial arms which Newman bore, the Centre does not wish to be simply a place of study, but also one of personal and spiritual encounter where students and friends can experience the environment of a religious family and participate in its life of prayer. They are encouraged to be guided by Newman’s shining example and to pray for his canonization. In the spirit of Newman, the Centre is likewise open to the faithful of other Christian denominations and to persons who are searching for their vocation and their place in the Church.
In addition, the Centre regularly organizes conferences and academic symposia to which Newman specialists from various countries are invited in an effort to make known his life and the many facets of his philosophy, theology and spirituality. Books are likewise published in various languages on the theology and spirituality of the great theologian, as for example ‚The Mystery of the Church‘, ‚A Commemorative Essay on the Centenary of the Cardinalate‘, ‚In Search of the Light‘, ‚Lover of Truth‘,
- Conoscere Newman. Introduzione ad alcune opere‘ [Getting to know Newman. An Introduction to Certain Works- Essays in english and italian] 2002.
- Una ragionevole fede. Logos e dialogo in John Henry Newman‘ (Symposium in collaboration with the Catholic University of Milan) 2009.
- Blessed John Henry Newman. A Richly Illustrated Portrait‘, Gracewing 2010.
- The Primacy of God in the Life and Writings of Blessed John Henry Newman (Symposium in collaboration with the Pont. University Gregoriana) 2011.
The Centre is supported financially by the Spiritual Family The Work. Donations and contributions from friends and interested persons are always welcome.
Anyone wishing to receive the most recent edition of the Circular Letter in electronic version should contact the International Centre:
Centro Internazionale degli Amici di Newman
Via Aurelia 257, 00165 Roma, Italy
Tel: 0039-06-63 70 304
Fax: 0039-06-39 38 05 18
Please note that, due to renovations of the “Piccola Casa”, the Newman library of the International Centre of Newman-Friends in Rome (Via Aurelia 257) will be closed for a year, starting mid-February 2017. Feel free to send enquiries regarding literature and the bibliography on Newman to the following email-address: firstname.lastname@example.org. We thank you for your understanding.
The house is situated about 20 minutes walking distance from St. Peter’s Basilica, or 5 minutes by Bus 46.
Please note the 46B bus does NOT go past the centre.