NYC Area Commemoration of the Canonization of Blessed John Henry Cardinal Newman, C.O.

New York City Area Commemoration of the

Canonization of Blessed John Henry Cardinal Newman, C.O.

Sunday, October 13, 2019 at 4pm

Assumption Church in Brooklyn Heights

Solemn Vespers with the Oratory Choir

Reception immediately to follow in the Oratory Residence

Speaker: Mr. Edward Short*

“A Short Road to Perfection: Saint John Henry’s Practical Approach to Sanctity”

Vespers and Reception are free and open to persons of all faith backgrounds.

John Henry Newman, founder of the Birmingham Oratory, was one of the most significant theologians of the 19th century.  Long after his death in 1890, his work significantly shaped Vatican II and continues to be an inspiration to Catholics and many other Christians everywhere.

On Sunday, October 13 in Rome Pope Francis will canonize Blessed John Henry Cardinal Newman.   In order to commemorate this important moment in the life of the universal Church, the Brooklyn Oratory will host a Solemn Vespers and reception for the Oratory’s newest saint.

*Mr. Edward Short is the author of Newman and History (2017), Newman and his Family (2013) and Newman and his Contemporaries (2011).

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Assumption Church is readily accessible by the A/C, F, 2/3, and 4/5 subway lines.  If using GPS, enter “55 Cranberry Street” for the church.

www.brooklynoratory.org