Item: Right Rev'd John N. Neuman full-length portrait, 1880

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Record Number: 13493
Volume: 26
Page: 2042
Depicted: Saint John Neumann
Date of Original: circa 1880
Original Format: Prints
Dimensions: Dimensions of image, 22.3 by 31 cm
Inscription text: Right Rev'd John N. Neuman D.D.C.S.S.R, Fourth Bishop of Philadelphia. Consecrated March 28th 1852, born March 28th 1811, Died January 5th 1860
Inscription location: bottom, center
Image description: John Nepomucene Neumann, C.Ss.R. (Czech: Jan Nepomucký Neumann, German: Johannes Nepomuk Neumann; 28 March 1811 – 5 January 1860), was a native of Bohemia who became fluent in six languages before immigrating to the United States. Here he became a Catholic priest, Redemptorist and the fourth Bishop of Philadelphia (1852–60). He is the first American bishop (and thus far the only male citizen) to be canonized. While Bishop of Philadelphia, Neumann founded the first Catholic diocesan school system in the United States. After his canonization, the National Shrine of Saint John Neumann was constructed at the Parish of St. Peter the Apostle in Philadelphia. The remains of St. John Neumann rest under the altar of the shrine within a glass-walled reliquary.