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Cardinal John Henry Newman 1801-1890

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Born in London. He was a leader of the Oxford Movement but turned towards Roman Catholicism and was converted in 1845. He came to Ireland and was made Rector of the Catholic University of newman c2.jpg (33381 bytes)Ireland 1854-8. He was responsible for building the chapel beside what is Newman House today in St Stephen’s Green. He is best known for Apologia pro Vita Sua, his poem The Dream of Gerontius and the hymn Lead kindly light. He was made a cardinal in 1879. He is buried in Birmingham. Top photo by Marie Barry

Further information, location and directions to the grave are to be found in "The End - An Illustrated Guide to the Graves of Irish Writers".  Click here to order a copy of this book