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Monday, January 07, 2008

Feast of St John Neumann, C.SS.R.

Saint John Neumann, C.SS.R.
4th Bishop of Philadelphia

Born March 28th, 1811
Ordained priest June 1836
Professed the first Redemptorist of the USA 1842
Consecrated 4th bishop of Philadelphia March 28th, 1852
Died January 5th, 1860

Shepherd of Philadelphia – Pope Pius XII on the 150th Anniversary of the Diocese:

“Among the shepherds of the flock in Philadelphia the figure of Venerable John Neumann is pre-eminent. It was mainly through his prodigious efforts that a Catholic school system came into being and that parochial schools began to rise across the land. His holy life, his childlike gentleness, his hard labour and his tremendous foresight is still fresh and green among you. The tree planted and watered by Bishop Neumann now gives you its fruit.”

1 comment:

Christus Vincit said...

Don't forget his laboring for the salvation of souls in Western New York State, founding/pastoring at least 4 parishes. One of them is 10minutes away from where visiting Fr. Anthony Mary C.SS.R and the Brothers stayed in Buffalo.

St. John Neumann, pray for us!

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