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Fr Paul Chavasse


Birmingham Oratory

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Birmingham Oratory

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Provost of Newman's Community

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Newman Studies Journal [cached]

Paul Chavasse, C.O.

Pope John Paul II, by beatifying and canonizing more people than all his predecessors, has provided multiple models of Christian holiness for the many different populations within the Church. While there have been abundant testimonies about Newman's sanctity during his life and after his death, there have been a variety of reasons for the various delays in advancing his cause for beatification.
Paul Chavasse, C.O., is the Provost of the Birmingham Oratory and the Postulator General of Oratorian Causes as well as the Postulator of Newman's Cause.

"The prayers of Christ's faithful all ... [cached]

"The prayers of Christ's faithful all over the world have now been answered" said Father Paul Chavasse, the Provost of Newman's community at the Oratory in Birmingham (UK).

Father Chavasse explained that the cost of the ceremony is to be covered by the free-will offerings of the faithful. He added, "I appeal to everyone who has desired and prayed for Newman's Beatification to make a donation to help."

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Foreword by Archbishop Vincent Nichols and Introduction by Fr Paul Chavasse, Provost, The Oratory, Birmingham.

After the lecture Jack and Carol Sullivan will travel to Birmingham, where they will be welcomed by Fr Paul Chavasse, Provost of the Birmingham Oratory and Actor of the Newman Cause.

Catholic Communications Service: HOPEFUL SIGNS ON NEWMAN CAUSE [cached]

The Postulator of the Newman Cause, Father Paul Chavasse, has given an encouraging update on its progress in the Lent issue of Birmingham Catholic News, the free newspaper of the Archdiocese of Birmingham, published this weekend.

Fr Chavasse, who is The Provost of Newman's Oratory Church in Edgbaston, Birmingham, writes: "The annual remembering of the Cardinal's birthday [on February 21] is a time for reflecting on the progress of his Cause for Canonization and what has happened in the past year.
"Some might say that not a lot seems to have occurred, and indeed, compared with the progress of Causes like that of Mother Teresa, the Cardinal moves slowly!However, there is real progress to report this year, and there are many signs that things are entering a new, and we hope, crucial phase."
Fr Chavasse went on: "It is not possible to pre-judge the Church's verdict in these things, and it would be wrong to presume too much, or raise too many hopes too soon, but that said I can still report what I believe to be significant and hopeful signs.

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In an atmosphere of great warmth but much sadness, and in defiance of the drizzle outside, Father Paul Chavasse was the principal celebrant at the Requiem Mass for Father Gregory Winterton, at the Birmingham Oratory, Edgbaston on Tuesday, 24 January 2012, the Feast of St Francis de Sales.

After the welcome by Father Chavasse, a special message from the Most Reverend Bernard Longley, Archbishop of Birmingham, was read by the Vicar General, Canon Timothy Menezes.
That earlier drizzle had stopped and the sun was gently breaking through the late January clouds as Father Paul Chavasse said the final prayers.
The body of Father Gregory Winterton, who died peacefully in the care of the Little Sisters of the Poor in Harborne, on Wednesday 18 January 2012, aged 89, was received by Father Paul Chavasse at the Hagley Road gates of the Oratory Church, Edgbaston, at 6.30pm on the evening of Monday 23 January.
I was in Addis Ababa, the capital of Ethiopia on Wednesday 18 January when I received the text from Father Paul Chavasse with the news that Father Gregory had died peacefully a few hours earlier.
Father Gregory Winterton and Father Paul Chavasse pictured at the end of Mass on St Philip's Day, 26 May 2011,
Fr Paul Chavasse, Provost of the Oratory 1992-2009, founded by Blessed John Henry Newman, preached.
Geoff Molly Jones Fr Paul Chavasse The Oratory 12 Feb 300x232 Oratory Funeral for Geoff Jones, Stalwart of the Catholic Church in Birmingham
Geoff and Molly Jones pictured with Fr Paul Chavasse in the Oratory Church, Edgbaston, a few years ago.
During his exceptional and at times amusing homily, Fr Paul Chavasse told the congregation that one of the last things that Geoff Jones had said to Molly and him, one afternoon as they sat with him shortly before his death, was: "The Oratory has always been here for us."
Fr Paul Chavasse pictured reading the Gospel before he preached.
 Fr Chavasse emphasised that: "Geoff's life and work for the Church helped and encouraged so many people, who were inspired by his example."
Fr Chavasse recalled the words of the poem attributed to Hilaire Belloc (1870-1953), a former pupil of Newman's Oratory School, seeing it as in many ways a fitting description of Geoff's philosophy of life:
Fr Paul Chavasse concluded: "But more importantly, Geoff, a poor sinner, would want our prayers and our Masses offered for the repose of his soul, as he enters on his most awesome journey."

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