The deacon whose cure from a crippling spinal disease is attributed to the intercession of Cardinal John Henry Newman is currently visiting Britain.
Jack Sullivan, from the Diocese of Boston in the US, is expected to visit places connected with the life of Cardinal Newman including Littlemore, near Oxford, where the Cardinal was received into the Catholic Church. He will also visit London and Birmingham.
Pope Benedict XVI cleared the way for the beatification of Cardinal Newman in July after he recognised the cure as a miracle.
Mr Sullivan, 70, prayed for the help of the while suffering intense pain in 2001. He spoke of how he had been able to walk and had become completely free of pain after the prayer.
The beatification of Cardinal Newman, who died in 1890, brings him closer to being made England’s first non-martyred saint since the Reformation. In the 19th century, John Henry Newman, converted from the Church of England to Catholicism.
Mr Sullivan will also travel to Birmingham where he and his wife will be guests of the community of the Birmingham Oratory, founded by Cardinal Newman.
The couple are also expected to visit the City of London and see the blue plaque on the entrance to the Stock Exchange marking the site where Cardinal Newman, the eldest son of a banker, was born in 1801.
Mr Sullivan will act as deacon and preach today at a Mass in Westminster Cathedral in London, the mother church of Catholics in England and Wales.