This year I've decided to sketch many of The Great Holy Men and Women of the Church. Come along with me on this journey as we get to know our elder brothers and sisters in faith.
"And therefore we also having so great a cloud of witnesses over our head, laying aside every weight and sin which surrounds us, let us run by patience to the fight proposed to us," Heb 12:1
John Henry Newman
John Henry Newman [Latin: Ioannes Aenrichvs] (21 February 1801-11 August 1890) was an important figure in the religious history of England in the 19th century. He was known nationally by the mid-1830's. Originally an Oxford academic and vicar in the Church of England, Newman was a leader in the "Oxford Movement." This influential grouping of scholars committed themselves to recovery of uniquely English forms of liturgical piety and worship. In 1845 Newman was granted the rank Cardinal-Archdeacon. He was also instrumental in the founding of University College Dublin, and the author of many popular works of social criticism and apologetics.