The upcoming beatification of John Henry Cardinal Newman brought additional excitement and meaning to this year’s Cardinal Newman Week festivities. The much-anticipated event also prompted university officials to begin making preliminary plans for two trips to England over the next year.
The first trip will be for a group of up to 30 people, who will travel to England Sept. 15-21 during Pope Benedict XVI’s scheduled visit to England. The group will use London as a home base and travel to Birmingham, the beatification site, on the day of the ceremony. A second trip designed for a larger group is planned for spring 2011. It will be a 10-day pilgrimage to Birmingham and other sites in England and Ireland that were significant in Cardinal Newman’s life, led by Newman Chaplain Fr. Joseph Tatro.“This is a wonderful time for Newman University,” said Director of Mission Effectiveness Charlotte Rohrbach, ASC, who is helping plan the trips. “Our institution will become more recognized because of the association with Cardinal Newman. And, the trips are just a wonderful opportunity to see some of the places where he lived and worked.” For questions or to reserve a place for either trip, contact Sister Charlotte at 316-942-4291, ext. 2167 or [email protected], or Ann Edwards at 316-942-4291, ext. 2422 or [email protected] Tags: Benedict XVI, Birmingham, Cardinal Newman Week, Charlotte Rohrbach, England, Ireland, John Henry Cardinal Newman, Joseph Tatro, London