September Series on St. Phillip Neri.
This September, join us on Monday evenings from 7–8 pm for a study of St. Philip Neri’s influence on John Henry Newman. St. Philip (1515-1595) was a leading figure of the Counter Reformation and solidified his influence through founding the Congregation of the Oratory. He is remembered for his contemplative spirituality, but also for bringing a spirit of humor and lightheartedness to his practice of the faith. These Monday evening discussions will present an opportunity to learn more about St. Philip’s faith and spirituality, as well as his influence upon John Henry Newman (1801-1890), who patterned his priestly community in Birmingham after the model established by Neri.
The cost is $20.* This registration fee will help to cover the cost of a text on St. Philip, which will be handed out to participants at the beginning of the first session. Please RSVP using the form below. The deadline for registration is September 7.
* Some funds are available for participants with financial limitations. If you need assistance with the registration fee, please note this in your registration.
- Sept 9: The Life of St. Philip Neri
- Sept 16: The Spirituality of St. Philip Neri
- Sept 23: Founding of the Oratory
- Sept 30: St. Philip’s Influence on Newman
Ryan J. Marr
National Institute for Newman Studies
Ryan (“Bud”) Marr is the Director of the National Institute for Newman Studies and Associate Editor of the Newman Studies Journal. He has a strong personal interest in Newman—a result of the instrumental role that Newman’s thought played in his conversion to Catholicism. Marr has authored several other publications on Newman’s theology, including a book-length treatment on Newman’s understanding of the Church.