Born: Feb­ru­a­ry 21, 1801, Lon­don, Eng­land.

Died: Au­gust 11, 1890, Or­a­tory of St. Phil­ip Ne­ri, Edg­bas­ton, Birm­ing­ham, Eng­land.

Buried: Red­nal, War­wick­shire, Eng­land. Ed­ward Cas­wall lies near­by.

Newman at­tend­ed Trin­i­ty Coll­ege, Ox­ford, orig­in­al­ly in­tend­ing to stu­dy law. How­ev­er, he de­cid­ed to en­ter the min­is­try in­stead, and was or­dained in 1824. His first post was as cu­rate of St. Cle­ment’s, Ox­ford. New­man was a lead­er of the Ox­ford Move­ment, and a gift­ed writ­er. Among his best known writ­ings are his Apol­o­gia, and “Dream of Ge­ron­ti­us.” Though raised a Cal­vin­ist, New­man mi­grat­ed to Ro­man Ca­thol­i­cism, and even­tu­al­ly be­came Car­din­al-Dea­con of St. George in Ve­lab­ro, in 1879. The Ca­tho­lic En­cy­clo­pe­dia car­ries a lengthy ar­ti­cle on him.



  1. Firm­ly I Be­lieve and Tru­ly
  2. Lead, Kind­ly Light
  3. Praise to the Hol­i­est in the Height
  4. Two Brothers Freely Cast Their Lot


  1. Come, Ho­ly Ghost, Who Ev­er One
  2. Now That the Day­light Dies Away
  3. Now That the Sun Is Gleam­ing Bright