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Newman’s Visit to Rome in 1833: Part V

Newman was not a mere tourist or pilgrim during his Mediterranean voyage, rather he was a curious Anglican looking for an “enlargement of mind” and benefit of health. In fact, by tracing the footsteps of the apostles, fathers, and the great saints of Christianity, he sought a personal ecclesial enlargement.

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Newman’s Visit to Rome in 1833: Part IV

Newman was not mere tourist or pilgrim during his Mediterranean voyage, rather he was a curious Anglican looking for an “enlargement of mind” and benefit of health. In fact he was looking for a personal ecclesial enlargement by tracing the footsteps of the Apostles, Fathers, and the great Saints of Christianity.

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Newman’s Visit to Rome in 1833: Part III

Newman was interested in the events happening back home and added that the church in England might console herself with the knowledge of having partners in misfortune in Sicily and Italy. Years later, in his Apologia, he recalled what he truly felt: “England was in my thoughts solely, and the news from England came rarely and imperfectly.

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Francis de Sales the Oratorian

There is something stirring about seeing two greats from different generations together in the same place. In the world of sports, for instance, some memorable photo-ops have come about this way—say, with a young Lebron James standing next to Bill Russell or with Derek Jeter warming up on the same baseball diamond as Cal Ripken Jr.

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