St. John Neumann

St. John Neumann was born in Bohemia, 1811.  As a young man he traveled to New York and was ordained in 1836.  He became a Redemptorist priest in 1847.  As Bishop of Philadelphia 1852-1860 he established the first diocesan Catholic school system in the United States.   Canonized in 1977, he is the first male American saint to be so recognized.

The Saint of the Day courtesy of Butler's Lives of the Saints, 1894 Edition.