Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Pope's Private Visit to the Birmingham Oratory and Newman's Rooms

The photographic service of L'Osservatore Romano have made some images available from the Pope's recent private visit to the Birmingham Oratory, which included a visit to the new Newman chapel in the Oratory church, as well as to Cardinal Newman's preserved rooms.




Pope Benedict XVI prays before the new Newman altar






A delightful photo of the Holy Father with what I presume is the Oratory cat


The Pope in Newman's rooms at Newman's writing desk










The Pope in Newman's private chapel


The Pope viewing some of Newman's vestments in his private chapel. We have shown these before here on the NLM.




Individuals or communities who would like to order these or any of the other photographs may do so here.