Canonisation of St John Henry Newman

On 13th October 2019 in Rome, Our Holy Father Pope Francis canonised St John Henry Newman. Many events took place leading up to the canonisation and in the days following. Members of the Newman Society were privileged to be able to attend these events.

An all-night vigil was organised by the Society at Trinity College, where Newman was an undergraduate, on the eve of the canonisation. Some members of the Society were able to be present in Rome for the canonisation itself. Bishop Robert Barron gave a lecture entitled “Newman and the New Evangelisation” at the University Church of St Mary the Virgin organised by the Oxford Oratory. Cardinal Müller attending Evensong in thanksgiving for the canonisation at the University Church, at which the Archbishop of Birmingham preached.