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SAINT OF THE MONTH

St. John Neumann
Feast Day - January 5

John Neumann was an immigrant to our shores destined by God for spiritual success in the united States. Born in Bohemia in 1811, he migrated here as a seminarian and was ordained as a priest for the diocese of new York in 1836.

Later, in 1842, he joined the newly founded American Redemptorist Community where he served as pastor and held offices of major importance.

On March 28, 1852, John Neumann was consecrated bishop of Philadelphia.

 

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PRAYER OF THE MONTH

Prayer

Father, you called John Neumann to labor for the gospel among the people of the new world.

His ministry strengthened many others in the Christian faith: through his prayers may faith grow strong in our country.
[Liturgy of the Hours, I:1695]


 

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