He was not Baptized Catholic at his birth on February 21st, in the city of London in the early 19th Century. Instead, he first became an Anglican Priest in England in 1824. As a gifted writer, theologian, philosopher and poet, he came to realize his allegiance was closer to Roman Catholicism. In 1845, he left the Church of England and converted from the Anglican Church to Roman Catholicism. He was a prolific writer and esteemed literary figure. His major writings include “Tracts for the Times” and his autobiography, “Apoloogia Pro Vita Sua.” One of best known Hymns he wrote is the “Pillar of the Cloud.” It includes the line “Lead Kindly Light” and many reference it as Saint John Henry Newman’s signature line. It was written first as a poem, “The Pillar of the Cloud.” Saint John Henry Newman’s statue sits outside the Church of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, better known as the Brompton Oratory in London. We attended, along with Charles, the Prince of Wales, and flocks of others, his Canonization by Pope Francis in Saint Peter’s Square in Rome, Italy on October 13, 2019! ©2019
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