Thursday, January 5, 2012

St John Neumann, 5 Jan 2012

Click here to download and listen to this homily (9 minutes) given by Fr Thomas Weise at St Catherine of Siena parish in Petersburg, Alaska. St John Neumann (1811-1860) born in Bohemia, ordained a priest in New York, gifted with languages and worked with the Catholic Immigrants arriving from Europe. He was consecrated the fourth bishop of Philadelphia in 1852 where he established a thriving network of parochial schools, started with one and reach 200 at his death from exhaustion eight years later.

Readings: 1 John 3:11-21; Psalm 100; John 1:43-51

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