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In the lasting inner turmoil of his years in the mission country, in the loathing and revulsion of spirit, in the mental torment of life with the Indians, St. Noël Chabanel underwent a supremely protracted and excruciating martyrdom. Every day was an agony for his sensibilities. He was the youngest and the last of the eight Jesuit martyrs of North America to die (on 8 December 1649).
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“In the 17th century came the crushing blow which destroyed the beauty of all Breviary hymns. Pope Urban VIII (d. 1644) was a Humanist. In a fatal moment he saw that the hymns do not all conform to the rules of classical prosody.”
— Fr. Adrian Fortescue (d. 1923)

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Blessed John Henry Cardinal Newman
published 24 October 2013 by Corpus Christi Watershed

ORPUS CHRISTI Watershed assisted the Birmingham Oratory with media work leading up to the Papal Visit and Beatification of Cardinal Newman.

And here are several more short films about Cardinal Newman we have produced, with the kind help of Fr. Guy Nichols, Cong. Orat.:

    +  Newman Archivium Project

    +  St. Philip Shrine Chapel

    +  The Cardinal’s Personal Chapel

    +  Birmingham Oratory Church

    +  Cardinal Newman’s Library

    +  The Oratory Library and Learning

    +  Cardinal Newman Portrait Restoration

    +  The Oratory Clock

    +  The Cardinal’s Effects

    +  Rednal • A Silent Film

    +  The Cardinal’s Room

    +  The Oratory Church and Prayer