Newman Newsletter 2015

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Wappen farbigRome, June 2015

Dear Newman Friends,

In 1865 – exactly 150 years ago – John Henry Newman wrote The Dream of Gerontius, which set to music by Edward Elgar has become famous throughout the world. This poem is fascinating in its description of the dying Gerontius’ journey towards God’s judgment and from thence to Purgatory. Fr. Thomas Norris, for many years Professor at St. Patrick’s College in Maynooth and presently Spiritual Director at the Pontifical Irish College in Rome, recently gave a paper in which he outlined the content and the contemporary relevance of this poem. We are pleased to be able to forward this talk… Circular Letter 2015