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Blessed John Henry Newman wrote the Dream of Gerontius

Why Gerontius is happy in purgatory

The Dream of Gerontius leaves us vividly aware of the drama of salvation

A 19th-century bust of Cardinal Newman is cleaned using a laser by conservator Veronika Vlkova Antoniou at Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery. The bust is by Richard Westmacott the younger

Exhibition will include the cardinal’s robes, hat, a pot of his quill pens, and a shell engraved with the Immaculate Conception