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Catacomb of St Sebastian, Rome

Br. Seán McLaughlin FSO

In pagan Rome it was believed that immortality and greatness was ensured by the endurance of the remembrance of a person. It was this belief that gave rise to wonderful feats of architectural brilliance. At the same time, no greater punishment could one inflict on the Romans than to pronounce a damnation memoria – a condemnation of memory, in which every trace of them was obliterated. In Christian Rome, however,

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LeadKindlyLightPic1_(640_x_480) The Life and Message of John Henry Newman.

An influential teacher, a distinguished theologian, a man who endured many trials, a father of souls – Blessed John Henry Newman (1801 – 1890) remains as fresh and relevant today as he was during his lifetime. In this engaging film, Fr Nicholas Schofield and Fr Marcus Holden present the story of Newman’s life

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Blessed Dominic Barberi ChurchLittlemore Wednesday, 8th October 2014
7:45 pm Short meditation at St. Aloysius, The Oratory, 25 Woodstock Road

Walk to Littlemore, stopping at places linked to Blessed John Henry Newman and Blessed Dominic Barberi.

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Oriel College Joint International conference of the Association française des Amis de Newman and the Newman Association of America

The two Associations are organizing in Paris on 7-8-9 November 2014 a joint conference on the theme:

The Relevance of Newman in a Christian and “post-Christian” World / La pertinence de Newman dans un monde chrétien et « postchrétien »

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St Mary the Virgin

Br. Seán McLaughlin FSO

The Oxford Movement is rightly associated with its three main protagonists: Newman, Keble and Pusey. These Oriel dons provided the movement with the leadership, enthusiasm and intellectual rigor which would ensure its success, so much so that by the mid 1830s the influence of the Oxford Movement began to eclipse the hugely popular Evangelical Movement. Yet despite their greatness, the genesis, progress and consequences of the Oxford Movement cannot be reduced to Keble, Pusey and Newman alone. The movement is indebted to many men, who

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BIRMINGHAM ORATORY

SATURDAY 11th OCTOBER 2014

“A DAY WITH NEWMAN”

A day of prayer for the canonization of Blessed John Henry Cardinal Newman

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Littlemore

“I am the good Shepherd: the good Shepherd giveth His life for the sheep.” John 10:11.

Our Lord here appropriates to Himself the title under which He had been foretold by the Prophets. “David My servant shall be king over them,” says Almighty God by the mouth of Ezekiel: “and they all shall have one Shepherd.” And in the book of Zechariah, “Awake, O sword, against My Shepherd, and against the man that is My fellow, saith the Lord of Hosts; smite the Shepherd, and the sheep shall be scattered.” And in like manner St. Peter speaks of our returning “to the Shepherd and Bishop of our souls.” (Ezek. 37:24. Zech. 13:7. 1 Pet. 2:25.)

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Rome, June 2014

Dear Newman Friends,

As did his predecessors in the See of Peter, Pope Francis is showing his esteem for the works of Bl. John Henry Newman. In the first year of his pontificate,

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St Paul

Fr. Hermann Geissler, FSO

Pope Francis wishes the Church, in every part of the world, to become more missionary. In his Apostolic Exhortation, Evangelii gaudium, he addresses the faithful asking themto embark upon a new chapter of evangelization” (n. 1). St. Paul, an apostle and a missionary, still remains a model for us today. For Blessed John Henry Newman Paul is the “glorious Apostle, this sweetest of inspired writers, this most touching and winning of teachers” towards whom he “ever felt a special

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Window Iffley Church

I adore you, O Lord, as is most fitting, for you are gone to heaven to take my part there and defend my interests. I have one to plead for me with the Lord of all. On earth we try to put ourselves under the protection of powerful men when we have any important business on hand; we know the value of their influence, and we make much of any promise they make us. You are omnipotent, and you exert your omnipotence for me.

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