- Wednesday, 05 January 2011 10:00
2011 marks the 200th birthday of Saint John Neumann. And the US Redemptorists are making the coming year a notable one to recognize the anniversary. The saint lived March 28, 1811 to January 5, 1860. He was 49 years old at the time of his death and 8 years as the 4th bishop of Philadelphia.
There’s a webpage with lots of good resources on Saint John Neumann found here
The Catholic Church in the USA observes the liturgical memorial of Saint John Neumann on January 5.
- Wednesday, 05 January 2011 05:45
Praise our loving, gracious God
Who has called us each by name
And has chosen shepherds true,
Unimpressed by gain or fame;
These have nurtured all God’s fold
And the gospel true have told.
Praise for John, God’s bishop sure,
Teaching, preaching in our land;
Founding churches, building schools,
Trusting in God’s gracious hand;
Learning tongues that all might hear
God’s redeeming love so dear.
Glory to the Father give,
And to Christ the Lord, God’s Son,
And to Spirit, Paraclete:
Ever blessèd Three-in-One!
With John Neumann, crowned with light,
Let our praise reach heaven’s height.
J. Michael Thompson
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