Cardinal Newman’s Library

Opening the door to Cardinal John Henry Newman's Birmingham library.

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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.