January 3, 2011
Neumann Year begins Wednesday
Every year on January 5, the Church in the United States celebrates the feast of St. John Neumann
, the first male American saint, a Redemptorist, and the fourth bishop of Philadelphia.
This year's celebrations, however, will be particularly festive as the Redemptorists open the Neumann Year
, marking the 200th anniversary of the birth of this great saint. Neumann's 200th birthday is actually March 28, 2011.
Philadelphia Cardinal Justin Rigali will … [More]