Neumann, John Nepomucene
- Margaret Mary Reher
Neumann, John Nepomucene (28 March 1811–05 January 1860), canonized saint and Roman Catholic bishop, was born in Prachatitz, Bohemia, the son of Philip Neumann, a stocking factory operator, and Agnes Lebis. Reared in a pious household of moderate means, John attended the diocesan seminary of Budweis (1831–1833) and Prague’s archiepiscopal seminary (1833–1835). In addition to his ecclesiastical courses, he studied English to prepare himself for the American missions. When ordination to his own overstaffed diocese was postponed, he emigrated to the United States. Shortly after his arrival, Bishop ...