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.
Chronology/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.
Places of Interest:
The Oratory, Hagley Road, Edgbaston.