Jan Nepomucký Neumann, Johannes Nepomuk Neumann, The Little Bishop
Date of Birth:
March 28, 1811
Date of Death:
January 5, 186
January 5, March 5 for Bohemians
He gave high importance to education grounded in the values of religion.
He spread the word of God through different languages, helped the less fortunate, and performed miracles after his life.
Saint John Nepomucene Neumann, C.Ss.R., (Czech: Jan Nepomucký Neumann, German: Johannes Nepomuk Neumann, 28 March 1811 – 5 January 1860) was a European-born Redemptorist Catholic priest in the United States who became the fourth Bishop of Philadelphia (1852–60) and the first American bishop (and thus far the only male citizen) to be canonized. While Bishop of Philadelphia, Neumann founded the first Catholic diocesan school system in the United States.