Beatification of John Henry Cardinal Newman / September 6-23,
The Breukelein Institute continues its educational program with a trip to England for the Beatification of John Henry Cardinal Newman.
The Holy Father, Pope Benedict XVI, will beatify John Henry Cardinal Newman at a ceremony in Birmingham, England, September 19, 2010. The Very Reverend Dennis Corrado, c.o., American Delegate to the Permanent Deputation and member of the Oratory of Brooklyn in New York invites you to join him and members of other Oratories in the USA for an important pilgrimage and celebration of the life of John Henry Cardinal Newman.
Newman was a Roman Catholic priest and cardinal who had converted to the Roman Catholic Church from Anglicanism in 1845 and was one of the major intellectual and pastoral figures of the 19th century. Earlier, he had been a major figure in the Oxford Movement, a group who advocated a return of the Church of England to its Catholic heritage. After being ordained in Rome, Newman returned to England as an Oratorian and founded the London Oratory. He was active in the Birmingham Oratory where he fostered an important private school. He sought to establish an Oratory at Oxford but was opposed by Cardinal Manning. A Catholic organization was founded there and, in 1888, it was renamed the Oxford University Newman Society. Many Catholic campus ministries in the United States are called “Newman Centers” in recognition of Newman’s influence in supporting the spiritual formation of Catholic young people at non-Catholic colleges and universities. Eventually, in 1993, an Oratory was founded in Oxford.
Our program includes participation in the ceremony at which His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI will preside on September 19, visits to sites associated with Cardinal Newman’s life and ministry, and participation in post-beatification celebrations at the three Oratories.
Human history is rich with tales of globe trekkers who have gained valuable insight about themselves and the world around them through the discovery and exploration of cultures outside their own. People who travel the globe begin a lifelong journey of wordly citizenship.
The experience of traveling together to places of great historical, religious and cultural significance is deeply transformative.
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