Navigate Up
Sign In
schools blessedcardinalnewman blessedcardinalnewman 315AEF06-FE1D-4307-8A4D-3980852D2FF6 7824
/schools/Style Library/ci_upload/c797d5cb-bf6d-4ab9-a9f5-e8fe92ef3fecn.png?rev=748047328 /schools/Style Library/ci_upload/84549ae8-e939-4c5c-867b-22a8f37327e3s.png?rev=-302987345

Toronto Catholic District School Board


Pope Francis Approves Newman's Canonization

 


Vatican City, Feb 13, 2019


John_Henry_Newman_by_Sir_John_Everett_Millais_public_domain_CNA.jpg

Pope Francis Wednesday approved the canonization of Blessed John Henry Newman, a Roman Catholic cardinal, scholar, and founder of the Oratory of St. Philip Neri in England.

Following a February 12th meeting with Cardinal Angelo Becciu, the head of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, the pope signed off on a second miracle attributed to the intercession of Newman, who was beatified by Pope Benedict XVI in Birmingham, England on September 19th 2010.

The first miracle attributed to Newman’s intercession involved the complete and inexplicable healing of a deacon from a disabling spinal condition. His second miracle concerned the healing of a pregnant American woman. The woman prayed for the intercession of Cardinal Newman at the time of a life-threatening diagnosis, and her doctors have been unable to explain how or why she was able to suddenly recover.

The date of his canonization has not yet been announced.

Blessed John Henry Newman was a 19th century theologian, poet, Catholic priest and cardinal. Originally an Anglican priest, he converted to Catholicism in 1845 and his writings are considered among some of the most important Church-writings in recent centuries.

Ordained a Catholic priest in 1847, he was made a cardinal by Pope Leo XIII in 1879, although he was not a bishop. Newman was also particularly dedicated to education and founded two schools for boys.

Sr. Kathleen Dietz, FSO, a Newman scholar, and vice-chancellor of the Diocese of Erie told CNA last November she suspects that Newman could be named the patron of scholars and students.



 

 
 
 
  5271dc95-7958-488e-94f1-6122fa75e156