Cardinal John Henry Newman Canonisation
Founder of UCD to be canonised this year
The founder of University College Dublin is set to become a Saint on October 13th 2019. Cardinal John Henry Newman was the rector of the Catholic University of Ireland which later became UCD. Joe Walsh Tours are delighted to announce a pilgrimage to Rome in October 2019 for this special event.
According to the Catholic News Agency, a second miracle attributed to Cardinal John Henry Newman has been approved by the Vatican. The news site reports that the second miracle concerned the healing of an American pregnant woman who prayed for the intercession of Cardinal Newman when she was given a life-threatening diagnosis, and her doctors could not explain her recovery. The miracle was investigated by the Archdiocese of Chicago, and was apparently confirmed. The move has led to expectations that Cardinal Newman, who died in 1890, could be canonised as early October 2019. Sr Kathleen Dietz, a Newman scholar, told the Catholic News Agency that Cardinal Newman was a man of integrity. "He was very much a scholarly person. He was extremely practical, and translated a lot of his scholarship into life".
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