Opening the door to Cardinal John Henry Newman's Birmingham library.
One of Newman’s great priorities was to establish a library.
A library had always been a big part of Newman’s life. He was a student of the early Church and it was the study of the ancient fathers that led him to the conclusion that he must be a Catholic.
Newman’s books are lovingly preserved in his library in Edgbaston. Many of the volumes date back to the 17th and 18th centuries.
Commentary is provided by Fr Guy Nicholls.