Vigil of Epiphany St. John Neumann, Confessor

st-john-newmanNeumann, John Nepomucene, fourth Bishop of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A., born at Prachatiti, Bohemia, 28 March, 1811, erroneously set down as Good Friday by his biographers; died at Philadelphia, 5 January, 1860. From childhood he evinced signs of a vocation to the priesthood and entered the seminary of Budweis in 1831. A profound theologian, thoroughly versed not only in all branches of sacred learning but in the natural sciences as well, particularly in botany,

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