Monday, 21 November 2011

Pope Benedict meets Blessed Cardinal Newman

Last year my Granddad commissioned one of his many friends' sons who is an illustrative artist to paint a picture commemorating the Pope's visit to the UK to beatify Cardinal Newman.
 This is the result:
(This doesn't really do it justice).

(Please do not print this off !)

To raise some much needed money for the Oratory, I was wondering if anybody out there might like a copy to give as a Christmas gift. There are very few copies in circulation, but I can tell you that His Grace, the Archbishop of Birmingham, has got one!  The original hangs in the sacristy of the Oratory in Birmingham. His Holiness Pope Benedict was shown it on his visit there last year. (If you want to see a picture of the Pope looking at the picture go to page 18 of the following link: Private Visit to the Oratory of St Philip Neri.)
I can get you a copy of the picture for £20 P&P is included in that price for the UK! 50% of the profit will go to the artist and 50% will go to the Oratory.
If you are interested please leave a comment or e-mail this address:


  1. Great picture!! The Holy Father also has a "halo", the church dome.

  2. What would be the price for having a copy shipped to the U.S. ?

  3. Hi Donna, I will find out the postage cost tomorrow and let you know.

  4. Hi Donna, Sorry about the wait. It is £2.50 for unsigned delivery. If you email me your address I can send it today.