John Henry Newman was a nineteenth century Cardinal and scholar
When and Where was he Born?
21st February 1801, 80 Old Broad Street, London, England. Christened John Henry Newman.
John Henry Newman’s father was a London banker who was opposed to religious enthusiasm and his mother was Jemima Foudrinier from a French Huguenot family.
Great Ealing College. Trinity College, Oxford.
Timeline/Biography of Cardinal John Henry Newman:
1824: Newman was ordained as a Deacon in Christ Church Cathedral in Oxford. Becomes curate of St Clement’s Church in Oxford.
1825: Ordained as a priest.
1826: He becomes a tutor at Oriel College, Oxford.
1828: He becomes vicar of St Mary’s Church
1838: He becomes the editor of the journal”The British Critic”.
1842: John Henry Newman moves to Littlemore.
1843: He retracts his anti-Catholic statements but resigns from St Mary’s Church.
1845: Enters the Catholic Church.
1846: Ordained to the priesthood.
1848: Founding of the Oratory in Birmingham.
1877: He is elected as an honorary fellow of Trinity College, Oxford.
1879: John Henry Newman becomes a Cardinal.
1844: “Lives of the English Saints”.
1845: “An Essay on the Development of Christian Doctrine”.
1852: “Discourses on the Scope and Nature of University Education”.
1864: “Apologia Pro Vita Sua”.
1865: “The Dream of Gerontius”.
1868: “Collected Works”. “Parochial and Plain Sermons”. “An Essay in Aid of a Grammar of Assent.”
Never married as a Catholic Priest.
When and Where did he Die?
11th August 1890, Birmingham, England.
Age at Death:
Site of Grave:
Private cemetery next to the chapel of the Oratorians, Rubery, Rednal, Birmingham. Body supposed to be taken to the Oratory in Birmingham but when the grave was opened it was found be empty.
Places of Interest:
The Oratory, Hagley Road, Edgbaston.