Wednesday, January 5, 2011

The 12th Day of Christmas

John Neumann was born in Bohemia on March 20, 1811. Since he had a great desire to dedicate himself to the American missions, he came to the United States as a cleric and was ordained in New York in 1836 by Bishop Dubois.
In 1840, John Neumann entered the Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer (Redemptorists). He labored in Ohio, Pennsylvania and Maryland. In 1852, he was consecrated bishop of Philadelphia. There he worked hard for the establishment of parish schools and for the erection of many parishes for the numerous immigrants. Bishop Neumann died on January 5, 1860; he was beatified in 1963.

Blessings to you and your homes,

1 comment:

Angel Wings and Apron Strings said...

Hi Gae, looking at this image of John Neumann I am struck by how much he looks like Archbishop Fulton Sheen! How interesting :-)
bless you..Trish

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