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Tuesday 7 October 2014

Feast of B. John Henry Newman


Thursday, 9th October is the feast of Blessed John Henry Newman of the Oratory. The 12:10pm Mass on that day will include several of Cardinal Newman's hymns, and there will be an additional Mass, a Sung Mass in the Extraordinary Form, at 6pm.

Blessed John Henry was a famous convert and a great teacher of the Faith, and an important figure in the religious history of England in the 19th century. He brought the Oratory to England - founding the Birmingham Oratory in 1847. Cardinal Newman was beatified by Pope Benedict XVI in 2010.

O God, who bestowed on the Priest Blessed John Henry Newman the grace to follow your kindly light and find peace in your Church; graciously grant that, through his intercession and example, we may be led out of shadows and images into the fulness of your truth. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

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