St. John Neumann

Jan 05

Patron Saint of Sick Children and of Immigrants

In 1852 John Neumann was consecrated the 4th Bishop of Philadelphia. He learned eight languages which endeared him to the many immigrants arriving in the city.

His apostolic endeavors encompassed every facet of spiritual need: schools, catechesis, and apologetics, in short, all that involved the spiritual guidance of souls, their sacramental nourishment and their zealous defense against error.

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