John Henry Newman

About John Henry Newman

John Henry Newman (1801–1890) was an English cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church. A convert from Anglicanism, he resigned his teaching post at Oxford University upon his religious conversion, and as a Catholic founded what is now University College, Dublin. His major writings including the Tracts for the Times, his autobiography Apologia Pro Vita Sua, The Idea of a University and the poem "The Dream of Gerontius."

I shall be an Angel of Peace

By |2016-11-26T09:52:10-05:00July 13th, 2013|Categories: John Henry Newman, Quotation|

“God has created me to do Him some definite service; He has committed some work to me which He has not committed to another. I have my mission—I never may know it in this life, but I shall be told it in the next. Somehow I am necessary for His purposes, as necessary in [...]

The Definition of a Gentleman

By |2016-03-13T14:47:35-05:00June 20th, 2011|Categories: John Henry Newman|

Hence it is that it is almost a definition of a gentleman to say that he is one who never inflicts pain. This description is both refined and, as far as it goes, accurate. He is mainly occupied in merely removing the obstacles which hinder the free and unembarrassed action of those about him; [...]