Prayer of the Day

Feast of St. John Neumann,

January 5th, 2017

“Our Lord came to gather all people,  to form with them a family of brothers and sisters.”  Ven. P. B. Noailles

John Neumann, 1811 – 1860, was a Catholic priest from Bohemia.  He immigrated to the United States in 1836, where he joined the Redemptorist order and became the fourth Bishop of Philadelphia (1852–60). He is the first United States bishop to be canonized. He founded the first Catholic diocesan school system in the United States. He was canonized in 1977