Thursday, January 05, 2006

The Twelfth Day of Christmas

Today we celebrate the twelfth day of Christmas on the memorial of St. John Neumann.

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.

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Blogger antonia said...

Just for interest...according to my homepage ( he built 50 churches & errected just under a hundred schools.

That's a lot!


9:34 AM  
Blogger Saint Peter's helpers said...

Wow, that is a lot!!! Thanks Antonia.

12:30 PM  

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