Mass in Celebration of the First Anniversary of St. Newman’s Canonization
"When the Church founds a University, she is not cherishing talent, genius, or knowledge, for their own sake, but for the sake of her children, with a view to their spiritual welfare and their religious influence and usefulness, with the object of training them to fill their respective posts in life better, and of making them more intelligent, capable, active members of society."
- St. John Henry Newman (Preface, "The Idea of a University")
On Sunday, October 11, we welcome all participants following the "Thinking with Newman" conversation to join our liturgical celebration of the one-year anniversary of St. Newman’s canonization. Mass will be celebrated at 1:15 p.m. ET at Newman’s University Church in Dublin.
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Presented by Steven C. Warner
Steve Warner, Associate Director of the Newman Centre, discusses the various theological and personal inspirations for the design of Sunday’s liturgy in celebration of the canonization of St. John Henry Cardinal Newman.
The Pilgrimage to Rome
Presented by Dublin Global Gateway
On October 13, 2019, Notre Dame students studying abroad in Dublin and Galway made the pilgrimage to Rome for the canonization Mass of John Henry Newman. They gathered with their peers from the Rome Global Gateway, Irish parishioners of Newman University Church, and other supporters of Newman from around the world in St. Peter’s Square for the historic occasion. The students’ trip was generously supported by the Naughton Family.
Newman University Church and the Notre Dame - Newman Centre for Faith and Reason
Presented by Rev. Gary S. Chamberland, C.S.C.
Fr. Gary talks about the mission of the Newman Centre for Faith and Reason in Ireland as he leads us around the art and architecture of Newman University Church, a unique Byzantine revival style Church on St. Stephen’s Green in the heart of Dublin.
Newman’s Inspiration in Irish Literature
Presented by Stephen Rea
Stephen Rea, Oscar-nominated Irish actor and co-founder of the influential Field Day Theatre Company, reads an excerpt from James Joyce’s “A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man” (1916).
“James Joyce was the most famous student in Newman House where the Catholic University of Ireland was housed. Joyce was a great admirer of Newman’s style. This piece from “A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man,” read by Stephen Rea, is widely regarded as the single most important passage in all of Irish Literature. It takes place at the still extant fireplace in the Physics Theatre in Newman House. The preternaturally intelligent Stephen Dedalus is in conversation with an English Jesuit that he regards as pretty unintelligent, but the young Irishman still ends up feeling humiliated.” – Professor Kevin Whelan
- Read John Henry Newman’s Catholic University Church in Dublin for a full history of the establishment of the Catholic University of Ireland, today known as University College Dublin. Dr. Eileen Kane is an Art Historian at University College Dublin.