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