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St. John Neumann

 
 
St. John Neumann Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 15, 2015
1. St. John Neumann Marker
Inscription. Here lie the remains of the first male American saint, canonized in 1977. Born 1811 in Bohemia, he came to the U.S. in 1836. A devoted Redemptorist priest, he became fourth Bishop of Philadelphia, 1852, and set up nation's first Catholic diocesan school system. Died, 1860.
 
Erected 1981 by Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission.
 
Location. 39° 58.208′ N, 75° 8.69′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker is at the intersection of Girard Avenue and N. 5th Street on Girard Avenue. Touch for map. The marker is located in front of St. Peter's Church-Shrine of Saint John Neumann. Marker is in this post office area: Philadelphia PA 19123, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. John N. Neumann (here, next to this marker); The Salvation Army (approx. 0.4 miles away); America's First Lager (approx. 0.4 miles away); African Zoar Methodist Episcopal Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Poes in Philadelphia (approx. 0.6 miles away); The German Society of Pennsylvania (approx. 0.6 miles away);
St. John Neumann Marker-Near the left side of the entrance image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 15, 2015
2. St. John Neumann Marker-Near the left side of the entrance
VFW Post 389 Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.7 miles away); Sixth, Eleventh and Twelfth Wards World War I Memorial (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Philadelphia.
 
Also see . . .  St. John Neumann - The National Shrine of St. John Neumann. (Submitted on April 30, 2015, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
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Saint John N. Neumann, C. SS. R. image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 15, 2015
3. Saint John N. Neumann, C. SS. R.
Bishop of Philadelphia 1852-1860
St. John Neumann Statue image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 15, 2015
4. St. John Neumann Statue
Inscription on the base of the statue-Blessed John Neumann-C. SS. R. Fourth Bishop of Philadelphia.
St. John Neumann Statue image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 15, 2015
5. St. John Neumann Statue
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 23, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 219 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on April 23, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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