‘What is the Newman Society?’, by Naoise Grenham


‘In a higher world it is otherwise, but here below to live is to change, and to be perfect is to have changed often’ (Newman, An Essay on the Development of Christian Doctrine).

Welcome both old and new! It is my great pleasure to introduce the Newman Society; the student society for Catholics across Oxford.

As our (nearly) saintly patron John Henry Newman comments above, our earthly lives are rather circuitous routes in hope of a heavenly destination. By several staging posts and through countless conversions, we are guided by grace towards an eternal end. For generations, the Newman Society has been a stepping stone in the faith journey of countless Catholic students at Oxford. We hope that your time with us will be equally fruitful.
 
Our hope is to foster a thriving Catholic community in the midst of the hustle and bustle of Oxford. In conjunction with the Chaplains, we seek to support and encourage Catholic students in their Christian vocation by promoting their personal, intellectual and spiritual development within the broader context of their university experience. The Newman Society has been a place of comfort, challenge and companionship for many, and hopefully for many more.

Please do come along and get involved; the success of the Newman Society prospers in the generosity and commitment of its many members. Our termly events range from traditional Thursday dinner-talks to a rich selection of socials. Keep an eye on our term card and Facebook page for the latest updates!

Naoise Grenham, Post-Grad History, Christ Church

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