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“ I want a laity ...who know their religion...
who know just where they stand...
who know their creed so well that they
can give an account of it. I want an
intelligent, well-instructed laity. ”
...St John Henry Newman
“ These have been the most
informative and enjoyable lectures
I have experienced in a long life
of attending lectures. ”
... BDiv Student
“ Your formation will lead you
to share your faith and bring
others to experience the
great mysteries you have tried
to penetrate in your study, ”
“ Maryvale has pioneered distance
learning at pre-graduate and
post-graduate level for many who
would not otherwise be able to afford
or maintain a course of study. ”
“Be encouraged to cast further
into the theological
deep, so you will realise the
openness and infinite nature
of your call to study and
be formed by the very
Person you seek to study ”
Explore why choosing distance-learning at Maryvale Institute is the right choice for you.
Explore a wide range of adult formation courses catering for all levels available from Maryvale. There are 4 sections ranging from Catechesis and Adult Formation, Undergraduate and Postgraduate levels, to Research Studies...
Once home to St John Henry Newman, Maryvale Institute is an international Catholic college, located at the heart of the Archdiocese of Birmingham (UK), which offers distance-learning courses to students all over the world.
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In addition to study days and residential weekends, Maryvale also hosts regular Masses, events, activities and lectures open to everyone. Discover what's coming up in the next few months...
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Maryvale has been in Catholic hands since the Middle Ages. Formerly 'Oscott House', it came to the Church in 1702 at the bequest of Father Andrew Bromwich. From 1794 to 1838 it was the home of Oscott College, the first Seminary to open in England after the reformation...
Offered to him and his community in 1845 by Bishop Nicholas Wiseman, St John Henry Newman adopted Oscott House (Maryvale) as his first Catholic home the following year. He went on to establish the English Oratory at Maryvale...
Maryvale’s link with the Sacred Heart began with Bishop John Milner in the early 1800s. Bishop Milner realised his deep devotion to the Sacred Heart when he built above the sacristy a small chapel which became the first public shrine of the Sacred Heart in the British Isles...