Today is Blessed John Henry Newman's memorial in the dioceses of England and Wales.
To mark the day, I'll be on the Son Rise Morning Show after the 7:45 a.m. Eastern/6:45 a.m. Central newsbreak to talk about Newman and conversion--you can listen live here.
St. Anthony Communications has produced a new DVD on Newman's life and message, hosted by the same two priests who led the search for England Catholic Martyr's of the Reformation and Penal eras in Faith of Our Fathers:
An influential teacher, a distinguished theologian, a man who endured many trials, a father of souls – Blessed John Henry Newman (1801 – 1890) remains as fresh and relevant today as he was during his lifetime. In this engaging film, Fr Nicholas Schofield and Fr Marcus Holden present the story of Newman’s life and visit the places where he lived and worked. From London to Oxford, from Littlemore to Birmingham, each revealing an important stage of his life. Along the way they explore his writings and teachings, his pastoral zeal for his students and parishioners, his journey of conversion to the Roman Catholic faith, and his enduring message for Christians of today.
According to the International Centre of Newman Friends website, the film will be shown for the first time on Friday, 10 October in the church hall at the Church of Blessed Dominic Barberi in Littlemore!
the grace to follow your kindly light
and find peace in your Church;
graciously grant that,
through his intercession and example,
we may be led out of shadows and images
into the fulness of your truth.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.