John Henry Newman
John Henry Newman was a convert to Catholicism and an influential writer, preacher, and theologian.
Cardinal Newman is highly regarded for his vision of education, especially as articulated in his The Idea of a University.
Cardinal Newman exemplified a tradition of “gentle scholarship, deep human wisdom and profound love for the Lord.” He lived a life of holiness and virtue and contributed immeasurably to the work of evangelization and education in the modern world.
For his intellectual and spiritual virtues, John Henry Newman is a superlative role model for both a school and its students.
“He sought to achieve an educational environment in which intellectual training, moral discipline and religious commitment would come together.”
Pope Benedict XVI, at Cardinal Newman’s Beatification