ST JOHN HENRY NEWMAN AND SICILY

Cardinal John Henry Newman is well known all over the world, for he was a great English theologian.

During his second trip to Sicily, in early May of the year 1833, in Leonforte, a small town in the province of Enna, he caught a strong typhoid fever. He spent the period of convalescence in Enna, in a house in the city center. According to a friend of mine, who is a historian, it was in Enna that he felt the desire to convert  to Catholicism. Today a marble plaque on the facade of the house that hosted him commemorates his stay in Enna. Obviously, the writing is in Italian, but in summary its content is this:

St John Henry Newman stayed in this house from 6 to 25 May 1833. His steps led him not only to Enna, the heart of classical Sicily, but also to the center of his heart.

Ettore Grillo author of these books:

– November 2: The Day of the Dead in Sicily

– A Hidden Sicilian History

– The Vibrations of Words

– Travels of the Mind

http://www.amazon.com/author/ettoregrillo

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