In an atmosphere of great warmth but much sadness, and in defiance of the drizzle outside, Father Paul Chavasse was the principal celebrant at the Requiem Mass for Father Gregory Winterton, at the Birmingham Oratory, Edgbaston on Tuesday, 24 January 2012, the Feast of St Francis de Sales. Father Guy Nicholls was Deacon and Brother Richard Duncan Sub-Deacon.
Deacon Jack Sullivan, whose miraculous healing in 2001 is the basis for Newman’s Beatification next year, has arrived in England on a short visit. Later this week he will visit the Birmingham Oratory (UK), in a event which the Boston deacon has said will be ‘the greatest moment of my life’. His wife Carol will be accompanying him throughout the visit.
A new book has been launched in Rome, containing all the papers given at the Newman Conference in Milan in March this year. Cardinal Angelo Bagnasco, President of the Italian Bishops’ Conference, Father Paul Chavasse, Marcello Pera, ex-President of the Italian Senate, together with Newman scholars and Vatican officials,