[Prepared by Robert H. Ellison, East Texas Baptist University. The principal source is "A Newman Chronology" in Apologia Pro Vita Sua, ed. David J. DeLaura (New York: Norton, 1968), xiii-xiv. ]

1801      Born on February 21

1816      Enters Trinity College, Oxford

1820      Receives B.A. degree

1822      Elected Fellow of Oriel College

1824      Ordained to the diaconate on June 13
                      Becomes curate of St. Clement's, Oxford the same day

1825       Ordained to the priesthood on May 29

1826      Becomes tutor of Oriel

1828      Succeeds Edward Hawkins as vicar of St. Mary's

1833      "Lead, Kindly Light"
                      The Arians of the Fourth Century
Publication of Tracts for the Times begins in September

1838      Becomes editor of The British Critic
                      Lectures on Justification

1839      Doubts about via media begin

1841      Tract 90 published on February 27

1842      Moves to Littlemore

1843      Retracts anti-Catholic statements in February
                      Resigns from St. Mary's in September
                      Sermons, Bearing on Subjects of the Day
                      Sermons Before the University of Oxford

1845      Received into the Catholic Church on October 9
                      Essay on the Development of Christian Doctrine

1846      Ordained to the priesthood in May

1848      Establishes Birmingham Oratory
                      Loss and Gain

1849      Discourses Addressed to Mixed Congregations

1851      Becomes Rector of Catholic University of Ireland
                      Lectures on the Present Position of Catholics in England

1852      The Idea of a University

1856       Callista: A Sketch of the Third Century

1857       Sermons Preached on Various Occasions

1864       Apologia Pro Vita Sua

1865       "The Dream of Gerontius"

1868       Parochial and Plain Sermons

1870       Essay in Aid of a Grammar of Assent

1877       Elected honorary fellow of Trinity College

1879       Becomes a cardinal
                      Motto is "Cor ad cor loquitor" — "Heart speaks to heart"

1890       Dies on August 11
                      Epitaph reads "Ex umbris et imaginibus in veritatem" — "Out of shadows and pictures into truth"

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