Our Patron Saint


Meet our Patron Saint!

John Henry Newman was an Anglican and prominent Oxford scholar before converting to Catholicism. He was ordained a Catholic priest and proved to be a prolific writer. Some of his most famous works are Essay on the Development of Christian Doctrine and The Idea of a University.  Near the end of his life he was named a Cardinal.  After his death, “Newman Centers” began to open at both public and private Universities. These centers became the places out of which Catholic groups operated on campus.  Even though here at CCUP we are blessed with a whole parish and not simply a Newman Center, we still take him as the patron of our campus ministry, and have a wing of our building dedicated to his name, that is, our Newman Rooms.

Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI beatified Newman on September 19, 2010 and Pope Francis canonized him on October 13, 2019.

A quote from St. John Henry Newman handing in our Newman Rooms.

A quote from St. John Henry Newman hanging in our Newman Rooms.

Want to learn more?

Bishop Robert Barron released many new resources through which to learn about Newman! The episode on Newman (linked below) from Bishop Barron’s Pivotal Players series can be watched for FREE on YouTube!