In tribute to Fr. Ian Ker, who went to the house of the Father on November 5, 2022, we share our collection of the brilliant scholarship he shared through the Lumen Christi Institute. He was an author, convert and priest, and for us at the Lumen Christi Institute, a friend. Internationally regarded as the world’s leading authority on St. John Henry Cardinal Newman, Fr. Ker was a prolific writer who published more than 20 books. 

Over the years, he shared the light of his expertise through lectures at the Lumen Christi Institute, which can be watched here: 

More about Fr. Ian Ker’s Life | He was a Fellow at Blackfriars Hall at the University of Oxford. He taught both English literature and theology at universities across the United States and Britain. He was the author and editor of more than twenty books on St. John Henry Cardinal Newman, including the standard biography that Oxford University Press reissued prior to Newman's beatification. Fr. Ker was also the author of The Catholic Revival in English Literature 1845-1961, Mere Catholicism, G. K. Chesterton: A Biography, and, most recently, Newman on Vatican II.