John Nepomucene Neumann, C.Ss.R., was a native of Bohemia who became fluent in six languages before immigrating to the United States, where he became a Catholic priest of the Redemptorist order and the fourth Bishop of Philadelphia.
Born: March 28, 1811, Prachatice, Czech Republic
Died: January 5, 1860, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Education: Charles University in Prague
Buried: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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Prayer for the Intercession of St. John Neumann
O Saint John Neumann, your ardent desire of bringing all souls to Christ impelled you to leave home and country; teach us to live worthily in the spirit of our Baptism which makes us all children of the one Heavenly Father and brothers and sisters of Jesus Christ, the first-born of the family of God.
Obtain for us that complete dedication in the service of the needy, the weak, the afflicted and the abandoned which so characterized your life. Help us to walk perseveringly in the difficult and, at times, painful paths of duty, strengthened by the Body and Blood of our Redeemer and under the watchful protection of Mary our Mother.
May death still find us on the sure road to our Father's House with the light of living Faith in our hearts.