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St. Mary Magdalen's
Catholic Church
Willesden Green
London NW10
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Wednesday, March 30, 2011
THIS FRIDAY 25th March 2011 Feast of the Annunciation
7.30pm – Refreshments and cake afterwards

This talk, fully illustrated, tells the story of John Henry Newman's life, from his London childhood and Ealing schooldays right through the Oxford years and on to his reception into the Catholic Church and the founding of the Birmingham Oratory. It introduces Newman's key ideas and his continuing influence today.

The talk will be followed by cake and coffee. £3 donation, profits from which will go to the work of the Maryvale Institute.

Dr Andrew Nash read English at Trinity College Cambridge. He taught for over 30 years in Catholic schools including the Oratory School founded by Newman. He gained a PhD in Newman studies and has published a major edition of Newman's Lectures on the Present Position of Catholics in England.

Quotes from Newman:
• “A man would do nothing if he waited until he could do it so well that no one could find fault.”
• “Calculation never made a hero.”
• “Fear not that thy life shall come to an end, but rather that it shall ever have a beginning.
• “From the age of fifteen, dogma has been the fundamental principle of my religion: I know no other religion; I cannot enter into the idea of any other sort of religion; religion, as a mere sentiment, is to me a dream and a mockery.”
• “Growth is the only evidence of life.”
• “If we are intended for great ends, we are called to great hazards.”
• “If we insist on being as sure as is conceivable... we must be content to creep along the ground, and never soar.”

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