The Newman community prepares to celebrate rich history during Heritage Month

Feb 02, 2017
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Newman University has a rich history, and every year students, staff, faculty, and alumni celebrate its founders and Catholic traditions during Heritage Month.

The celebration takes place in February and honors the university’s namesake John Henry Cardinal Newman, and its founders the Adorers of the Blood of Christ. Events scheduled throughout the month will honor the university’s history and mission.

Heritage Month began in 2015 and has quickly become something many on campus look forward to.

The celebration begins with a Mass for the founder of The Adorers of the Blood of Christ, St. Maria De Mattias, at noon on Friday, Feb. 3 in St. John’s Chapel. It is because of the Adorers that Newman exists today.

Heritage Month includes popular events such as Homecoming week, a Mission Talk delivered by Director of Mission Effectiveness Charlotte Rohrbach, ASC, and High Tea, an afternoon tea in the English custom as it would have been during the life of John Henry Cardinal Newman.

Click here to see all of the events scheduled during Heritage Month.