Feast day Blessed John Henry Newman: 9 October

October 8, 2015 – 12:19 pm


Blessed John Henry Newman is the patron saint of the Faculty of Theology and Philosophy. The 19th century’s most important English-speaking Roman Catholic academic and theologian. He was also a priest, popular preacher and writer. 
Relics of Blessed John Henry Newman are interred in the altars in the Chapels on our Melbourne and North Sydney campuses.

What are Patron Saints?

Patron Saints are often touted as those who can intercede in heaven on our behalf, or advocate for a cause.  Yet more importantly, our Patron Saints help and inspire us to follow the example of their lives.

At Australian Catholic University (ACU) traditions are important, and to that end, we have decided that the University have a Patron Saint, and that each of the University’s faculties will have a Patron Saint – to help us carry the spirit of faith, learning and justice in all that we do.

These Patron Saints are deemed to be special protectors in a specific area, through either tradition, custom, or by declarations of the Church ACU website

Image and text from: http://www.acu.edu.au/about_acu/our_university/catholic_identity/patron_saints/campuses

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