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Vincent NicholsVincent Nichols - Archbishop of Westminster

Vincent Nichols was ordained Priest in 1969. After work in parish ministry, sixth form college chaplaincy and Adult Catechesis in the Archdiocese of Liverpool, he was appointed General Secretary of the Catholic Bishop's Conference of England and Wales. He worked extensively with Cardinal Hume in London, before being ordained Bishop in 1992 and serving as Auxiliary Bishop of Westminster. He became Archbishop of Birmingham in the year 2000 and was installed as Archbishop of Westminster, president of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales and leader of the Roman Catholic church in the UK, in May 2009.







Tears At Night, Joy At Dawn: Journal of a Dying Seminarian
Author - Andrew Robinson

Paperback (17 March 2003)

Publisher: Alive Publishing
ISBN: 978-0-954-03352-1

 Tears at Night, Joy at Dawn


The book that I would like to recommend is Tears at Night , Joy at Dawn. Andrew was a third year student at Oscott College in Sutton Coldfield, in the Midlands. He was a normal, likeable and talented young man who had already accomplished much, but had very much more to do, when around the age of 30 he was diagnosed with cancer. We are all asked to consider our ‘calling' whatever our chosen path. We will all have known someone who has struggled with an illness, perhaps questioning their faith.

This book combines the themes of ‘vocation' and ‘embracing illness' in a moving and uplifting way that has already touched those considering a religious vocation and those suffering with cancer. Andrew Robinson lived an ordinary life but, as the diary testifies, died a holy and faith-filled death , leaving us this ‘treasure'. In reading it, you will come to know in a very real way the sentiments of the psalmist: At night there are tears, but joy comes with dawn.

Vincent Nichols

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